The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is landmark legislation designed to strenghten and improve our nation's public workforce system and help Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and caeers. WIOA services include:
- Career Counseling
- Occupational Skills Training Programs
- Job Search and Placement Assistance
Who Qualifies for WIOA funding?
WIOA funding is available for eligible youth, low income adults, and disclocated workers. A dislocated worker is an individual who has lost a job through no fault of their own due to a company closure, layoff, or military spouse relocation.
How Do I Find Out If I am Eligible For WIOA Funding?
Please contact your local America's Job Center to find out if your eligible for WIOA funding. An America's Job Centers of California (AJCC) is a one-stop shop for workforce services, providing a comprehensive range of no-cost employment an training services for job seekers. AJCC's in your area may be referred to as WorkSource Centers, One Stops, or Local Workforce Development Boards. To find an AJCC near you visit Career One Stop's American Job Center Finder
What Happens After I Contact an AJCC?
Once you have been determined WIOA eligible, you will be assigned a career counselor to guide you through career pathway planning and development of an individual employment plan. If your employment plan includes training activities, a career counselor will recommend training research activities and career assesments to help you find the right training program.
Is LMU Extension An Approved WIOA Training Provider?
LMU is an approved training provider under the State of California Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). California's ETPL includes qualified training providers who offer a wide range of education programs, including classroom, correspondence, online, and apprenticeship programs. This list is used by the State's public workforce system including America's Job Centers of California, Employment Development Department, CA Department of Rehabilitaion and Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits