What is WIA?•
With all the great attention CTE and apprenticeships are getting lately, I wanted to make sure you were aware that another hugely important bill is heating up – the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
Opportunity Nation’s coalition has long supported key components of this important law, which has been due for a major overhaul since 2003. Here is a primer on everything WIA.
WIA \WEE-ah\ noun;
1. A $3 billion annual investment that helps displaced adult workers and young Americans ages 14-21 enroll in skills and career programs that help them find jobs in today’s economy.
2. Youth programs include: tutoring, summer employment, high school graduation coaching, occupational training and more.
3. The U.S.’s largest single source of federal funding for workforce development activities.
Established in 1988 to meet the increased demands on the U.S. workforce and economy. WIA has been overdue for reauthorization since 2003.
How to Use in a Sentence:
This is the year to finally reauthorize WIA!
Together, we can help get WIA reauthorized – now. Our youth cannot afford to wait.
|Learn more about our proposals to revitalize WIA!|