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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult Program
Provides participants with workforce investment activities that increase employment, retention, earnings and occupational skill attainment which improves the quality of the workforce, reduces welfare dependency, and enhances the productivity and competitiveness of the economy.
The local Michigan Works! Agencies (MWAs) operate adult programs on a year-round basis. The funds allocated to the MWAs for the adult program must be used to support Basic Career, Individualized Career, and Training Services.
Basic Career Services:
Basic career services are available to all adults seeking employment and training services, and may include: Program information and basic assessment, general information, individual job development, advanced job club, advanced screened referrals, group activities, and job search.
Individualized Career Services:
Individualized career services are designed for adults who have been unable to obtain employment through basic career services and have been determined to be in need of more individualized services. Individualized career services may include: Comprehensive specialized assessment, counseling, short-term pre-vocational skills, case management, literacy activities, out of area job search, relocation assistance, internships, and work experience.
Training services are provided to prepare adults to enter the workforce and retain employment. Training services may include: Occupational skills training, On-the-Job training, workplace training with related instruction, registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship, incumbent worker training, skill upgrading and retraining, entrepreneurial training, and adult education and literacy training provided in combination with any other training services.
An individual must be 18 years of age or older, a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and registered with Selective Service (if applicable) to receive services under the adult program, with priority given to: veterans, recipients of public assistance, other low income individuals, and individuals who are basic skills deficient. Career services (basic and individualized) under the adult program are available to adults who are employed or unemployed, and are unable to obtain employment or retain employment that leads to self-sufficiency. Training services may be made available to employed or unemployed adults who have met the eligibility criteria under training services, and have been determined to be unable to obtain or retain employment through career services.
The federal funds are allocated by formula to the local MWAs. The MWAs must submit annual plans to the Workforce Development Agency for approval. Funds are allocated on an annual basis each July. Additional information is available in the WIOA Adult Program overview.
Additional Information or Locate Your Local Service Center
Visit Michigan Works! or call 1-800-285-WORKS (9675)
Workforce Development Agency
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title I Section
P.O. Box 30805
Lansing, Michigan 48909