Funding is available through the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) to help pay for a qualified job seeker’s education or training. The education or training program the job seeker chooses must appear on the Indiana Department of Workforce Development Eligible Training Provider List in order for WIOA funds to be used. The education or training institution that offers a program of study for which WIOA funds can be used must first have its program of study approved by a regional Workforce Development Board and then meet the requirements of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development for Eligible Training Provider status.
About the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA)
Job seekers who qualify for education and training services funded by WIOA will be able to obtain a voucher they can redeem at the education or training institution of their choice in order to obtain the skills required for occupations in demand.
The Region 4 Workforce Board encourages youth, ages 16-24; adults over the age of 24; and dislocated workers (laid off or terminated from jobs through no fault of their own) to visit their nearest WorkOne office to learn about education or training programs that would prepare them for occupations in demand in the following counties: Miami, Cass, Howard, Tipton, Clinton, Carroll, White, Tippecanoe, Montgomery, Fountain, Warren, and Benton.