WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998. In general, the Act takes effect on July 1, 2015, the first full program year after enactment, unless otherwise noted. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will issue further guidance on the timeframes for implementation of these changes and proposed regulations reflecting the changes in WIOA soon after enactment."
Key provisions include:
- requires states to strategically align workforce development programs
- promotes accountability and transparency
- fosters regional collaboration
- improves the American Job Center System
- improves services to employers and promotes work-based training
- provides access to high quality training
- enhances workforce services for the unemployed and other job seekers
- improves services to individuals with disabilities
- makes key investments in serving disconnected youth and other vulnerable populations
- enhances the Job Corps Program
- reinforces connections with Registered Apprenticeship
- streamlines and strengthens the strategic roles of workforce development boards
Read the entire bill here.
Visit the USDOL's WIOA website.
Visit the USED's WIOA website.