Workforce Investment ACT
- What is the Workforce Investment Act?
The Workforce Investment Act
of 1998 (WIA) supersedes the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and amends the Wagner-Peyser Act.WIA also contains the Adult
Education and Family Literacy Act (title II) and the
Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 (title IV).
WIA reforms federal job training programs and creates a new, comprehensive workforce investment system. The reformed
system is intended to be customer-focused, to help
Americans access the tools they need to manage their careers
through information and high quality services, and to help
U.S. companies find skilled workers. This new law embodies
seven key principles.
The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a Final Rule
implementing provisions of titles I, III and V of the
Workforce Investment Act.
For further information click here.
Please note that the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was enacted on July 22, 2014.
This new law supersedes WIA. Click here to visit the WIOA Resources webpage.