Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

WIA is now WIOA! The Workforce Investment Act has been reauthorized and is now the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Gwinnett Tech is your source for WIOA approved training.

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act was established in 2014 and is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market. WIOA training funds are designed to serve laid-off individuals, older youth (ages 18-24) and income-eligible adults who are in need of job skills training to enter or re-enter the workforce.

Funding for WIOA training through the ARWDB (Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board) is provided for residents who live in, or have been laid off from their jobs in, Cherokee, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties. The WIOA office can also make referrals for customers outside of our service area to the appropriate county or area workforce boards.

WIOA provides financial assistance for tuition, fees, books and direct training costs for eligible participants.

Not sure if you qualify? Please contact the WIOA office at 678-226-6664 for further information.

These are some links to help you gather information about the training you are considering:

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