Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is funded through the U.S. Department of Labor, which allocates funds to states, which in turn allocate funds to local Workforce Development Boards. WIOA provides training and employment opportunities through one-stop delivery systems. Vance-Granville Community College serves as a key partner and contractor with JobLink, the local one-stop delivery system that is administered by the Region K Workforce Development Board through the Region K Council of Governments. Through this system, a variety of educational and occupational skills training opportunities are provided to eligible persons who are unemployed, underemployed, economically disadvantaged; or employed, but need services to obtain/retain employment.

Core services provided include eligibility determination, outreach, recruitment, initial assessment, job search, job placement and labor market information. Intensive services provided include comprehensive assessments, individual employment plans, group counseling, case management and short-term prevocational services. Training services provided include occupational skills, on-the-job training, combined workplace/classroom training, private sector training, skills upgrading and retraining, entrepreneurial training, job readiness training, adult education and literacy, and customized training for employers.

As a training provider, Vance-Granville will offer curriculum-based training for eligible persons where possible. Also, participants may receive financial assistance, counseling, tutoring and job placement services depending upon the availability of funds.

For more information or details on WIOA, contact the office at 252-738-3218 or 738-3297.