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The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) is designed to provide an efficient, effective and convenient system for job seekers to find jobs, employers to locate new workers, and for both to have access to information to assist them in developing career and business plans.

Some key principles behind this legislation - which went into effect in Iowa on July 1, 2000, and replaced the former Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) - include:

  • Streamlining services through a one-stop local delivery system.  Customers can go one place to get answers to their questions.

  • Empowering customers to obtain services needed to enhance their employment opportunities.

  • Improving youth programs through academic and occupational learning.

Some of the core WIA services include help in résumé development, job-hunting skills, filing unemployment insurance claims, and finding out how to get information about employment and training programs' cost and performance.

Intensive WIA services are available for persons who remain unemployed or underemployed after using some or all of the primary services listed above. Examples of such services include individual career counseling, job-seeking skills classes, skills assessment, and job development assistance.

Persons who do not become self-sufficient after using intensive services may qualify for training funds and services through the Workforce Development system partners. These partners are required to provide access to training programs for adults, youth and dislocated workers as well as services and information, such as employment programs, unemployment claims, and services to veterans, long-term welfare recipients, older workers, the disabled, and persons in need of adult education and literacy programs. Click here for a list of WIA approved training providers.

Under WIA, each Workforce Investment Region must have a Youth Advisory Council designated to provide expertise and recommendations regarding youth employment and training policies.

Meeting Dates Agenda Minutes
3/16/2015 March 2015 March
1/19/2015 January 2015 January
11/17/2014 November 2014 November
9/15/2014 September 2014 September
7/21/2014 July 2014 July
5/19/2014 May 2014 May
3/17/2014 March 2014 March
1/20/2014 January 2014 January
11/18/13 November 2013 November
9/16/2013 September 2013 September
7/15/2013 July 2013 July
5/20/2013 May 2013 May
3/18/2013 March 2013 March
1/21/2013 January 2013 January
11/19/2012 November 2012 November
9/17/2012 September 2012 September
8/17/2012 August 2012 August
7/16/2012 July 2012 July

Region 14 Customer Service Plan 03/19/13


Doreen Rusk 

Donald Keast

Eula Dolecheck

Casey Stephens

Amy Hook

Guy Brace
Adams County City Elect Official

Paula White

Fred Staats

Jane Briley

Allen Binning

Frank Mueller

Richard Wishon

Brian Helm

Paul Dykstra


Rod Shields
President of Mt. Ayr School Board

Jolene Griffith
Southwestern Community College

Wayne Pantini



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