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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) helps job seekers and workers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and match employers with skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed WIOA, the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in more than 15 years, by a wide bipartisan majority. In doing so, Congress reaffirmed the role of the American Job Center (AJC) system, a cornerstone of the public workforce investment system, and brought together and enhanced several key employment, education, and training programs. In recent years over 20 million people annually turn to these programs to obtain good jobs and a pathway to the middle class. WIOA continues to advance services to these job seekers and employers.

Mobile Works, Inc. Job Driven National Emergency Grant

Mobile Works, Inc., the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act administrative entity for the Mobile County Local Workforce Development Board, is funding short term training in a variety of trades including welding, shipfitting, truck driving and other skills for jobs in sectors experiencing high growth.

The Job Driven NEG Project focuses on providing the knowledge and skills employers require for in-demand jobs in aircraft assembly, shipbuilding and several other local industries. Individuals who are interested in receiving additional information about this program should contact Mr. Rory Beaco at (251) 665-4081 or (251) 665-4089.

The Job Driven National Emergency Grant Ends on June 30, 2017.

(This program is funded 100 percent with Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.)

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