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About the Office of Workforce Investment

The Office of Workforce Investment (OWI) is responsible for implementing an integrated national workforce investment system that supports economic growth and provides workers with the information, advice, job search assistance, supportive services, and training in demand industries and occupations needed to get and keep good jobs. Our work also helps employers acquire skilled workers. OWI provides national leadership, oversight, policy guidance, and technical assistance to the workforce investment system; works collaboratively with other Federal agencies and partners and stakeholders, the continuum of education, and state and local governments to promote a strong economy by building a prepared and competitive workforce; and manages its investments strategically to ensure high performance, greater public accountability, and service quality.

OWI promotes the development and implementation of innovative workforce development models, workforce education strategies, and integrated workforce solutions through the Workforce Innovation Fund.

OWI provides oversight of governance and service delivery for programs delivered through the American Job Center Network, all of which are designed to assist communities, educators, businesses, and job seekers (e.g., adults, dislocated and transitioning workers, disadvantaged youth, veterans, older workers, individuals with disabilities, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, Indians and Native Americans, and others) compete in a changing global economy.

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About OWI

  1. Meet the Administrator
  2. Organization Chart

About OWI's Divisions    

  1. Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP)
  2. Division of National Programs, Tools, and Technical AssIstance(DNPTTA)
  3. Division of Strategic Investments (DSI)
  4. Division of WIA Adult Services and Workforce System (DWASWS)
  5. Division of Youth Services