Enhancing Workforce Leadership

Welcome to Innovation and Opportunity Network

Innovation: (n) the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods.


We’ve got some work to do — together.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act gives us a chance to reimagine how we work together. Our charge is to provide job and career options through an integrated, job-driven public workforce system that links diverse talent to businesses. WIOA supports the development of strong, vibrant regional economies where businesses thrive and people want to live and work.


You’ve got questions, but we also believe you have some great answers.
That’s what the Innovation and Opportunity Network is all about .

The Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION) is your online learning and teaching community, designed to help you connect with peers throughout the public workforce system. ION is a network focused on the dynamic action and innovation called for under WIOA. Here, you can read and share new and exciting strategies and find tools to help your staff stay motivated to create positive change.


ION is full of big ideas.
  • Change management
  • Creating stronger partnerships and governing strategic boards
  • Developing a regional mindset
  • Customer-centered service delivery
  • Implementing talent development strategies such as Career Pathways, Registered Apprenticeship, and Sector Strategies

Change brings opportunity. But it’s not easy. We’ve got the tools you need to stay informed and connect with your peers across the country.

The ION offers:

  • Interactive Peer Learning Events (virtual and in-person)
  • The Act-Now Series where you will learn how your peers are moving forward with WIOA implementation
  • Voices of Experience: Videos and Podcasts of your peers describing how they are transforming the system
  • Best practices and leading-edge resources and guides
  • Peer driven blogs and real-time discussions
  • Quick Start Action Planners