President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.
WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In general, the Act takes effect on July 1, 2015, the first full program year after enactment, unless otherwise noted.
The Nevada Department of Education along with the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, and the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services jointly developed the WIOA Unified State Plan for Nevada. The plan was submitted for approval in March of 2016. Pending approval, contact the Nevada Department of Education’s Office of Career Readiness, Adult Learning, and Education Options for plan information.