The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act makes needed improvements to virtually every aspect of the federal workforce system. Perhaps most significant are the new incentives for employers to engage, collaborating with educators and others to provide career training.


Learn more about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act amending and reauthorizing the 1998 Workforce Investment Act.

Passed overwhelmingly in both houses of Congress and signed into law by the president, WIOA will open the door for employers and employer associations to engage more actively in the federal workforce training system.

What will that mean for your business? How can your company plug in?


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act bill text

WIOA proposed regulations U.S. Departments of Education and Labor

White House report Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity, July 2014


WIOA Fact Sheet

WIOA Overview

WIOA FAQ Part One, Part Two

WIOA 101 Webcast Series

National Association of Workforce Boards Policy brief,  August 2014

Lead Center Policy brief, October 22, 2014

National Skills Coalition WIOA and WIA side-by-side comparison, October 2014


Business Roundtable ‘Action Plan,’ September 2014

How employers can plug in

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