WIA is now WIOA! The Workforce Investment Act has been reauthorized and is now the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).
The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act was established in 2014 and is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market. WIOA training funds are designed to serve laid-off individuals and income-eligible adults who are in need of job skills training to enter or re-enter the workforce.
Funding for WIOA training through the River Valley Regional Commission and the WIOA Board is provided for residents who live in Crisp, Dooly, Macon, Marion, Schley, Sumter, Taylor and Webster counties. The WIOA office can also make referrals for customers outside of our service area to the appropriate county or area workforce boards.
WIOA provides financial assistance for tuition, fees, books and direct training costs for eligible participants.
Not sure if you qualify? Please contact the WIOA office at 229-931-2172 for further information.