Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) replaces the Workforce Investment Act. The WIOA is federally mandated allowing state and local government flexibility to meet their workforce needs. It provides a One Stop service delivery system depending on strong involvement by local elected officials and the private sector. WIOA programs include Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs. Implementation of the WIOA began July 1, 2015, in Virginia. WIOA provides the opportunity for business and industry to link more closely with job access and training programs and provides leadership for the development of a workforce that meets the needs of localities as defined in their economic development plans.

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