What is WIOA?

posted 7/16/20 -- LCCAA partners with OhioMeansJobs Lorain County to find the young men and women in the Youth Services Program. Anyone in the county ages 16 to 24 can apply to be a part of the program. Funds from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provide the salaries for our youth.

In 2019, 15 youth were assigned to LCCAA by OMJLC, 10 completed more than 30 percent of their maximum allocated hours, five completed at least 80 percent of their maximum allocated hours. Most worked around schools, sports and other jobs.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014. 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.

The 2014 law revamped the Workforce Development Program last enacted in 1998 and created a wider array of services for youth.

Youth, especially out-of-school and at-risk youth, are connected through job centers to education and jobs; particularly work experience, career guidance, financial literacy education, and entrepreneurial skills training.

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