WIOA retains the nationwide system of one-stop centers, which directly provide an array of employment services and connect customers to work-related training and education. WIOA furthers a high quality one-stop center system by continuing to align investments in workforce, education, and economic development to regional in-demand jobs. The new law places greater emphasis on one-stops achieving results for jobseekers, workers, and businesses. WIOA reinforces the partnerships and strategies necessary for one-stops to provide job seekers and workers with the high-quality career services, education and training, and supportive services they need to get good jobs and stay employed, and to help businesses find skilled workers and access other supports, including education and training for their current workforce.
WIOA outlines a broader youth vision that supports an integrated service delivery system and gives a framework through which states and local areas can leverage other Federal, State, Local, and philanthropic resources to support in-school and out-of-school youth. WIOA affirms the Department’s commitment to providing high quality services for youth and young adults beginning with career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in in-demand industries and occupations, and culminating with a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education.
WIOA seeks to improve the effectiveness of and streamline the governing structures of the public workforce investment system, empower elected officials and workforce boards, establish structures for working regionally aligned with regional economies, and engage the key stakeholders needed to lead the system to achieve the goals of WIOA.
States must use the information Collection Request (ICR) for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State Plans Requirements. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has reviewed and approved this data collection (Control Number 1205-0222). These documents reflect the incorporation of public comments received from the publication of the August 6 Federal Register notice prepared by the Departments of Labor, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture.
Join your peers for USDOL-ETA's 2nd Annual week-long Sector Strategies Virtual Institute on advancing sector work! WIOA calls for dynamic and regional industry sector partnerships where business and workforce systems work together to solve skill gap issues and create meaningful career pathways for individuals. This event will include leading state and local practitioners who have formed high-performing sector strategies and will drill down deep into the latest challenges and innovative solutions.
This Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) lays out the vision for the one-stop delivery system under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and links to key technical assistance resources to support states and local areas as they integrate this vision into their one-stop delivery system (http://www.doleta.gov/wioa). This guidance is also being issued by the Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services. It was developed in collaboration with these agencies, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) will soon issue additional guidance to other programs administered by DOL that covers governance, operational, and service delivery topics related to the one-stop delivery system.
This technical assistance resource, is a revised Career Pathways Toolkit: A Guide for System Development, for States, local areas, and tribal entities developing career pathway systems.
The Office of Apprenticeship (OA) has issued a downloadable guide designed to support your efforts to expand quality pre-apprenticeship programs and opportunities for women. The Pre-Apprenticeship: Pathways for Women into High-Wage Careers assists Community-Based Organizations and Workforce practitioners that help women enter apprenticeships in non-traditional career fields. In this guide, you will find resources that provide effective strategies and practices used by successful pre-apprenticeship programs for women in nontraditional occupations.
This Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) conveys the following to States: The vision and content requirements for Unified and Combined State Plans under WIOA; The deadline and submission process for Unified and Combined State Plans under WIOA (Section 11); The requirements to have approved Unified or Combined State Plans in place for Program Year (PY) 2016 and beyond for the six core programs of WIOA; and The options for States to incorporate all or portions of partner programs into their State plan submissions if they choose to submit a Combined State Plan. This guidance-developed jointly by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), Agriculture (USDA), and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (Departments) - provides an overview of the Administration's priorities in relation to the WIOA planning requirements, explains the planning requirements where necessary, and instructs States regarding submission procedures.