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. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act at Vance-Granville Community College is funded by the Kerr Tar Workforce Development Board. The program employs a year-round strategy to extend and enhance learning opportunities to improve academic achievement and build workforce and learning connections.
WIOA provides training and employment opportunities for eligible youth ages 16-24 living in Franklin, Vance, Granville or Warren county. The program focuses on increasing employment outcomes, improving retention rates, and increasing attainment of recognized postsecondary credentials. A variety of educational and occupational skills training opportunities are available for youth who are unemployed, underemployed, economically disadvantaged, or employed, but need services to obtain/retain employment.
At VGCC, WIOA sponsored training opportunities can be provided through curriculum or occupational extension programs and through standard or customized course offerings. Depending upon the availability of funds, services and benefits provided to eligible persons may include payment of tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation, counseling, job development, practical work experience and job placement.
For more information or details on WIOA, contact the office at 252-738-3374.