Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) is designed to provide an efficient, effective
and convenient system for job seekers to find jobs and employers to locate
new workers. By streamlining
services through a one-stop local delivery system, customers can go to one
place to get answers to their questions.
through WIA include:
Job Seeking Skills
Remedial and Basic Skills Training
Development of Individual Employment Plan
Upgrade Computer Skills
For those who may be
eligible, training services may also be available.
Conducted in a classroom setting, institutional skills training provides the
technical skills and information required to perform a specific job.
Typically, this type of training leads to a certificate, diploma, or
degree. Individuals choosing this type of training are required to select a
program and training provider from a list of
eligible training providers. Financial assistance with tuition and fees
may be available to those who qualify.
Training: OJT offers training in an actual work situation that has
career advancement potential. This allows the participant to develop
specific occupational skills or to obtain specialized skills required by an
All WIA activities and
training are designed to equip individuals to enter the workforce and retain
For more information
on the Workforce Investment Act, please contact the Workforce Specialist in