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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Resource Page - Workforce Development & Adult Learning

Maryland's Workforce System

Innovations in Maryland: A Best Practices Guide

WIOA Technical Documents
Benchmarks of Success for the Workforce System

WIOA Convening Presentations

WIOA Professional Development Calendar
WIOA Professional Development Calendar
- key meetings and events regarding WIOA implementation
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WIOA - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Overview

Maryland Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State PlanThe Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014, and became effective July 1, 2015. WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. WIOA is designed to help both jobseekers and businesses: WIOA addresses the needs of jobseekers through establishing a workforce system that helps them access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market; WIOA addresses businesses’ needs by matching them to the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

Maryland’s State Combined Workforce Plan

Maryland’s WIOA State Plan is Governor Larry Hogan’s blueprint for the creation of an effective and efficient workforce system. Governor Hogan has directed the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR), the Department of Human Resources (DHR), and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to work collaboratively to develop a strategic and operational plan that includes the following programs:

WIOA State Plan Program Core WIOA Program
as determined by law
Additional WIOA Program
as determined by the Governor
MD State Agency Responsible for Oversight
Adult Program   DLLR
Dislocated Workforce Program   DLLR
Youth Program   DLLR
Wagner-Peyser Act Program   DLLR
Adult Education & Family Literacy Act Program   DLLR
Vocational Rehabilitation Program   MSDE
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program   DHR
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Program   DLLR
Jobs for Veterans State Grant Program   DLLR
Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Program   N/A

Governor Hogan’s letter designating Maryland as a Combined Plan State

The inclusion of these key programs, in combination, will ensure that Maryland effectively leverages its existing resources to deliver outstanding customer service to workers and businesses that are vital to Maryland’s economic growth and prosperity. Key partners from these state agencies as well as representatives from the Governor’s Workforce Development Board and local workforce development areas, pursuant to the Governor’s charge, worked together to ensure that Maryland is poised to develop a WIOA compliant workforce system.

The Plan was approved by USDOL and the federal agencies implementing WIOA. In July 2016, National Skills Coalition highlighted Maryland’s Combined State Workforce Plan.

State Plan Workforce Partners – Organizational Charts

American Job Centers Locator Map

Division of Unemployment Insurance’s State Quality Service Plan (SQSP)

Regional Area Workforce Plans (WIOA)

Local Area Workforce Plans (WIOA)

Additional WIOA Resources