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Workforce & Training - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The purpose of WIOA is to increase access and opportunities for employment, education, training, and support services to individuals and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.  Youth, dislocated workers and long-term unemployed individuals may be eligible for these additional services.

 WIOA reinforces the partnerships and strategies necessary for one stops to provide job seekers and workers with the high-quality career services, education and training, and supportive services they need to get good jobs and stay employed, and to help businesses find skilled workers and access other supports, including education and training for their current workforce.

Contact the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Services (WIOA) at IowaWORKS Southern Hills, 215 N. Elm St., Creston, IA  50801.  (641) 782-2119

WIOA Youth, Adult, and Dislocated Worker...

  • Help participant develop a plan designed to lead them to employment

  • Provides guidance to career choices, information about local jobs and financial aid for training

  • Provides information on what employers are looking for on applications, resumes, and interviews​

  • Provides supportive services and training to gain skills for work

  • ​Assistance with job search using information we receive from employers

WIOA program are provided in the following counties:

  • Adair

  • Adams

  • Clarke

  • Decatur

  • Ringgold

  • Taylor

  • Montgomery

  • Union

WIOA Core Partners...

WIOA core partners include Iowa Workforce Development, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Iowa Department for the Blind and Iowa Department of Education, Adult Education and Literacy. 

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