The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers secure the employment, education, training and support services necessary to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.
Every year the core programs that form the pillars of WIOA help tens of millions of job seekers and workers connect to good jobs and acquire the skills and credentials needed to obtain them. With the implementation of WIOA, the Texas workforce system will continue to be a market-driven system, responding to the needs of employers and preparing workers for jobs that are available now and in the future.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
WIOA authorizes and brings together the following core programs of federal investment under the workforce development system:
- Employment and training services for adults, dislocated workers and youth
- Wagner-Peyser employment services
- Adult education and literacy programs
- Vocational Rehabilitation state grant programs that assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment