Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014. WIOA seeks to more fully integrate states' workforce and talent development systems to better serve employers and job seekers.

Wisconsin is currently in the midst of a two year phased implementation into WIOA, which supersedes the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). As the state's federally-designated workforce agency, the Department of Workforce Development is tasked with implementation of the law. WIOA seeks to more fully integrate states' workforce and talent development systems to better serve employers and job seekers.

Individuals interested in receiving employment and training services through WIOA should contact their local Job Center about applying for the program.

WIOA State Administrators:

WIOA TITLE WISCONSIN ADMINISTRATOR
Title I – System Requirements (Examples of system requirements are those requirements impacting all titles of WIOA, including state and local plans, state and local boards, the performance accountability system, and the Job Center system) WI DWD- DET (Division of Employment and Training)
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/det/
Contact: DETWIOA@dwd.wi.gov
Title I-B Programs (Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth)
Title II – Adult Basic Education and English Language Learner Programs Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS)
Contact: lisa.hebgen@wtcsystem.edu
Title III – Wagner-Peyser
(Wisconsin's Public Labor Exchange: www.jobcenterofwisconsin.com)
DWD-DET
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/det/
Contact: DETWIOA@dwd.wi.gov
Title IV – Vocational Rehabilitation Services DWD-DVR (Division of Vocational Rehabilitation)
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/
Contact: Delora Newton or Diana Kiesling

WIOA State Plan:

Wisconsin State Plan cover

An alternative format for all 50 states can be accessed on the U.S. Department of Education website,
or for further assistance with Wisconsin's State Plan, contact DETWIOA@dwd.wi.gov.


WIOA Final Regulations/ Joint Rule:

WIOA Monitoring:


WIOA System Information:

WIOA Fact Sheets:

WIOA Title I-B Programs:

WIOA Self-sufficiency

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