WORKFORCE INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)
What does the WIOA program provide?
WIOA is a no-cost employment program designed to provide job seekers the skills training and/or support they need to find a high-demand job. Specifically, WIOA can provide:
- Funding for occupational training services
- Employment search assistance
- Job readiness assistance
- Career exploration and assessments
- Individualized career management
What kind of training is available?
To ensure individuals that receive training find jobs, WIOA only provides funding for training in occupations with good earnings potential and in growing industries in the 9-county Northeast Texas service area, including the counties of Bowie, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Morris, Lamar Red River, and Titus. Jobs with good earning potentials in growing industries include, but are not limited to, auto mechanics, computer support specialists and nurses. For a complete list of the occupations for which training is available, view our Targeted Occupation List.
WIOA-funded training for eligible occupations is provided by a wide variety of certified training providers in Northeast Texas. If selected for WIOA-funded training, job seekers are able to pick the training provider of their choice. For a complete list of training providers certified for the WIOA program in the area, please view the Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) Eligible Training Providers list. Eligible training provider institutions in the Northeast Texas area include Northeast Texas Community College, Paris Junior College, and Texarkana College.
How can I learn more?
If you believe you are eligible for WIOA and want to learn more, please call one of our four Northeast Texas workforce centers on this list.