Classrooms and On-The-Job Training

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) will help job seekers and workers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and match employers with skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

Targets Workforce Services to Better Serve Job Seekers:

WIOA provides training services to eligible job seekers and promotes the use of career pathways and sector partnerships to increase employment in in-demand industries and occupations. 

On the Job Training:

On-the-Job Training (OJT) provides opportunities for participants to “learn as they earn.” The employer also benefits by being reimbursed for part of the participant’s wages during the training period, while having the services of a full-time employee.

Helps Employers Find Workers with the Necessary Skills:

Aligns training with needed skills and matches employers with qualified workers.  Provides incumbent worker training and promotes work-based training-- increasing on-the-job training reimbursement rates to 75 percent. WIOA emphasizes training that leads to industry recognized post-secondary credentials.

For more information on training courses that are available: Find a Course

To find out more about training opportunities, contact your nearest Regional Workforce Development Board.

For a map of regional offices, click here.