Workforce Investment Act
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:
through a one-stop local delivery system. Customers can
go one place to get answers to their questions.
to obtain services needed to enhance their employment
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 assistance.
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
Click Here for a list of WIA approved training