The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed the Act by a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in more than 15 years. Every year the key programs that form the pillars of WIOA help tens of millions of job seekers and workers nationwide to connect to good jobs and acquire the skills and credentials needed to obtain them.
WIOA brings together, in strategic coordination, the core programs of federal investment in skill development:
The Arkansas Workforce Development Board is appointed by the governor and serves as a convener of state, regional and local workforce system partners to enhance the capacity and performance of the workforce development system; align and improve employment, training and education programs; and, through these efforts promote economic growth. As a strategic convener, the Arkansas Workforce Development Board promotes partnerships and engages key stakeholders.
Through the leadership of the Arkansas Workforce Development Board, the state can ensure that the workforce development system in Arkansas is customer driven, for both job seekers and employers. This effort includes aligning federal investments in job training, integrating service delivery across programs and ensuring that the workforce system is job-driven and matches employers with skilled individuals.
Table of Contents
2.1 Common Eligibility Requirements
2.2 Veterans’ Priority of Service
2.3 Eligibility for Adult Program
2.4 Eligibility for Dislocated Worker Program
2.5 Eligibility for In-School Youth Program
2.6 Eligibility for Out-of-School Youth Program
2.7 Co-enrollment and Co-funding
2.8 Priority for Individuals with Barriers to Employment
3.1 Services for Adults and Dislocated Workers
3.2 Services for Youth
3.3 Occupational Skills Training
3.4 On-the-Job Training
3.5 Registered Apprenticeships
3.6 Incumbent Worker Training
3.7 Customized Training
3.8 Work Experience
3.9 Supportive Services
FORM 1.1 Application – Adults & DLWs
FORM 1.2 Application – Youth
FORM 1.3 Low-Income Documentation
FORM 1.4 Verification of Public Assistance (optional)
FORM 1.5 Common Intake and Information Form (optional; may also be used in place of FORMs 1.1 & 1.2)
FORM 2.1 Common Eligibility Determination
FORM 2.2 Veteran Priority Documentation
FORM 2.3 Adult Eligibility Determination
FORM 2.4 Dislocated Worker Eligibility Determination
FORM 2.5 In-School Youth Eligibility Determination
FORM 2.6 Out-of-School Youth Eligibility Determination
FORM 2.8 Individual with Barriers to Employment Checklist
FORM 3.1 Individual Employment Plan (optional)
FORM 3.2 Individual Service Strategy (optional)
FORM 3.3 Verification of Educational Grant Assistance (optional)
FORM 4.1 Standardized Pre-Award Review Criteria
The publicly-funded workforce system envisioned by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is quality-focused, employer-driven, customer-centered and tailored to meet the needs of regional economies. Read more.
Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the governor of each state must submit a state plan to the U.S. Secretary of Labor that outlines a four-year workforce development strategy. Read more.
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