The bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a positive step forward for the job-training field, particularly for teens and young adults. WIOA will help ensure that young Americans secure a foothold on the ladder to opportunity by helping them receive the training that prepares them for 21st century jobs.
WIOA is the largest federal funding source for workforce development activities in all 50 states and reauthorizes the outdated Workforce Investment Act (WIA), a nearly $3 billion-a-year program that funds critical job training programs for displaced adults and youth.
The bill moves next to the House following the July 4th recess. Then it will reach the President’s desk for his signature.
In the meantime, tell the House Leadership to pass the amended WIOA. We’ll keep you posted on further developments as they become available.