WIA provides training and employment services to disadvantaged youth, adults, and dislocated workers who meet the eligibility requirement.
Core services are for all adults with no eligiblity requirements. Intensive services are for unemployed or dislocated workers who are not able to find jobs through core services alone. If funds are limited, recipients of public assistance and low-income clients will be given priority for training services under WIA.
Eligible youth are low-income 14 to 21-year-olds. The client's family income must not exceed the Federal Poverty Guidelines or the client must have a documented disability including an emotional, physical, and/or learning disability.
Training assistance available includes adult education, literacy training, occupational skills training, and on the job training.
Employment assistance available includes pre-employment skills development, resume writing, and job placement assistance.
WIA services are provided at no cost.
Click here to read more about the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. (This is a PDF file. You must have the latest version of Adobe reader to view this state document)