Workforce Investment Act
Youth, Adult and Dislocated
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 training programs’ cost and performance.
Intensive WIA services are available for persons who remain unemployed
or underemployed after using some or all of the core services listed
above. Examples of such services include individual career counseling,
job-seeking skills classes, skills assessment, and job development
Persons who do not become self-sufficient after using intensive services
may qualify for training funds and services through the
Workforce Development Center system partners. These partners are
required to provide access to training programs for adults, youth and
dislocated workers; 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.
Iowa Workforce Development
3 Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
Phone: (515) 576-7459 or (515) 576-3131
5 Board Members
Larry McBain, Chair - Belmond
Janet Adams - Webster City
Margene Bunda - Pocahontas
Daniel DeWall - Manson
Pat Essing – Manson
Julie Geopfert – Fort Dodge
Tom Grau – Newell
Jane Hambleton - Fort Dodge
David Higgins – Gilmore City
Dr. Dan Kinney – Fort Dodge
Christopher Lindgren-Fort Dodge
Teresa Larson-White – Badger
Geary Meyer – Webster City
Tom Salvatore - Fort
RWIB/CEO Meeting Dates
Customer Service Plan,
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