WIOA stands for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act which is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market. WIOA is a federally funded program and is designed to serve dislocated workers, adults, and youth who need training to enter or re-enter the labor market. The WIOA funds are administered specifically through services geared toward helping disadvantaged citizens obtain meaningful employment. Applicants must intend on returning to the work force once they have completed their training program.


Retraining Services for Dislocated Workers

Financial assistance with costs associated with occupational skills training that may include payments for:

  • Tuition and Fees

  • Textbooks

  • Uniform and Tools

  • Required Program Supplies

  • Licensure/Certification Expenses

  • Job Shadowing/Work Experience

Daily Transportation Stipend based off round trip mileage

Career Counseling and Job Search Assistance through Career Services and the One Stop Centers-DOL

Follow-Up Service after graduating from your program and obtaining employment.


Review the basic eligibility list below to see if you pre-qualify to receive WIOA services

  • Are you a full-time student?

  • Are you unemployed? Are you unemployed as a result of plant or company lay-off or facility closure?

  • Are you on a low-income budget and receiving government assistance?

To find your local Career Resource Center and find out if you’re eligible, apply now:

Upload the WIOA Form

This pre-screening is received by a WIOA team member who will follow up with you as soon as possible with any additional questions or requirements needed. Meet with a WIOA team member for orientation and initial consultation to determine program eligibility. If determined to be eligible, provide 4-6 weeks for the application process to be completed and approved. Please note that each student’s situation is different and may require additional processing time.