Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Program

What is WIA?

  • The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 or WIOA for short, is a “Work First” program designed to assist clients with obtaining suitable employment.

How can WIOA help me?

  • Finding Employment -
    • Resumes, Cover Letters and Job Applications
    • Career Counseling
    • Individual Job Search Assistance
    • Interview Preparation
    • Access to Resource Room
    • Out of Area Job Search and Relocation Assistance
  • Assessing Your Skills -
    • Work Keys Assessment: 3 tests to help you determine your aptitude for specific careers
      • Reading
      • Locating Information
      • Applied Math
    • Self Directed Search: Find out what careers suit your interests most
  • Skill Building and Training -  
    • Basic Computer Classes and Workshops to obtain your new job
    • Short Term Training to increase your professional skills  
    • Occupational Training to prepare you for a high-demand career
    • On-the-Job Training and Customized Training to maintain your new job

How Do I Participate in the WIOA Program?

  • If you are interested in becoming a participant in the WIA Program and benefit from the services listed above you must first visit a local Kentucky Career Center - Bluegrass and watch the WIOA Orientation Video.  During you're visit you will be given an orientation folder and asked to complete the paper at your own pace before being seeing by a Workforce Specialist.

IMPORTANT: Once you view the video and complete the paper you must call a Workforce Specialist in order to schedule an appointment. A Workforce Specialist will not contact you to schedule your intitial appointment.