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:
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.
REGION 14 REGIONAL
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD
Region 14 Customer Service Plan 03/19/13
City of Corning
COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIAL:
President of Mt. Ayr School Board
Southwestern Community College