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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Resource Page

 
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Welcome to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Resource Page. Here you will find key information as the State of Maryland plans for this legislation's implementation. The WIOA Resource Page will provide pertinent details and resources for state and local areas, non-profits and other grantees, and additional stakeholders to assist with implementation of the Act. This page will be updated to reflect newly developed materials including responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs).

WIOA - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity

On July 22, 2014, the President signed H.R. 803 The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The WIOA replaces the 1998 Workforce Investment Act, WIA, providing comprehensive change, updating of our nation's workforce development, and training programs, including services for persons with significant disabilities.
WIOA Bill Public Law No: 113-128

USDOL WIOA Guidance and Overview

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has communicated the enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), announced its current implementation plans, shared key statutorily-required implementation dates, and provided initial informational resources regarding the provisions in the new law. The WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with employees.

WIOA - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions were drafted and released July 22, 2014, in the context of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs administered by the Department of Labor (DOL).
TEN 5-14 - WIOA Fact Sheet

A second set of FAQs were subsequently released on February 27, 2015: Frequently Asked Questions - Round 2

WIOA - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Effective Dates

This table highlights effective dates for the WIOA implementation - Key Statutorily Required Implementation Dates

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Additional WIOA Resources

Links to helpful PowerPoint presentations, webcasts, and other information have been added to WorkforceGPS:

Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) -- The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014 (see the full bill). This Act reauthorizes the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) with several major revisions. Watch this page for updates, timelines, and resources to guide implementation of the new requirements. Along with the WIOA signing, the Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity was released on July 22, 2014. This Memorandum represents the Administration's efforts to ensure that federally funded training programs are singularly focused on getting more Americans-particularly those hardest hit by the twists and turns of global competition, technological changes, economic isolation, or inadequate education opportunities-ready to work with marketable skills.

New Opportunities to Improve Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth and Adults: Key Provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) -- The Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at CLASP (Center for Law and Social Policy) -- Policy Solutions that Work for Low-Income People, has released the above report which details provisions that strengthen existing workforce development and adult education programs in four primary ways that can benefit adults and youth with barriers to economic success. These four primary ways increases the focus on serving the most vulnerable workers; expands education and training options, helps disadvantaged and unemployed adults and youth earn while they learn and aligns planning and accountability policies across core programs.

National Skills Coalition, Every worker, Every industry. A strong economy. -- A broad-based coalition working toward a vision of an America that grows its economy by investing in its people so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper. We engage in organizing, advocacy, and communications to advance state and federal policies that support these goals - policies that are based on the on-the-ground expertise of our members. This website contains overview materials on WIOA, as well as news, analysis and recommendations for reauthorization developed by National Skills Coalition.

National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium WIOA Resources -- This website has a variety of resources including many PowerPoints and required state leadership activities provided by Dr. Lennox McLendon, Executive Director of NAEPDC.

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