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Job Training Opportunities Through the WIOA Title I Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs

The one stop system is the basic delivery system for adult and dislocated worker services. Through this system adults and dislocated workers can access a continuum of services. The services are organized into three levels: Core, Intensive and Training.

Core Services: To be eligible to receive core services as adult in the adult and dislocated worker programs, an individual must be 18 years of age or older. To be eligible for the dislocated worker programs, an eligible individual must meet definitions of dislocated as prescribed by law. At a minimum, of the core services listed below must be provided in each local workforce development area through the one-stop delivery system.

Self –Service Information: (No registration required)

  1. Outreach, intake and orientation to the One-Stop center
  2. Initial assessment of skill levels, aptitudes, abilities and need for supportive services
  3. Employment statistics information, including job vacancy listings, job skill requirements for job listings, and information on demand occupations
  4. Performance information on eligible training providers
  5. Performance information on the local One-Stop delivery system
  6. Information on supportive services
  7. Information regarding filing for Unemployment compensations
  8. Internet browsing (job information and training searches)
  9. Initial development of employment plan
  10. Referral to workshops and job clubs
  11. Resource room assistance and usage
  12. Basic One-Stop Services
  13. Other as defined by the local workforce investment area

Staff Assisted Core Services (Basic Case Management; Registration is required)

  1. Staff assisted job search and placement assistance, including career counseling
  2. Follow-up services, including counseling regarding the workplace
  3. Staff assisted job referrals (such as testing and background checks)
  4. Staff assisted job development (working with employer and jobseeker)
  5. Referral to staff assisted workshops and job clubs
  6. Other as defined by local workforce investment area

Intensive Services – provided to adults and dislocated workers, respectively those:

    1. Who are unemployed and are unable to obtain employment through core services;
    2. Who have been determined by a one-stop partner to be in need of more intensive services in order to obtain employment; or
    3. Who are employed, but who are determined by a one-stop partner to be in need of such intensive services in order to obtain or retain employment that allows for self-sufficiency.

Examples of Staff Assisted Intensive Services:

    1. Comprehensive and specialized assessment, such as diagnostic testing and interviewing
    2. Full development of individual employment plan
    3. Group counseling
    4. Individual counseling and career planning
    5. Intensive Case Management
    6. Referral to short-term pre-vocational services
    7. Follow-up services
    8. Out-of-area job search assistance
    9. Referral to literacy activities related to basic workforce readiness
    10. Others as defined by local area
    11. Training services may be made available to employed and unemployed adults and dislocated workers who:
    12. Have met the eligibility requirements for intensive services, have received at least one intensive service and been determined to be unable to obtain or retain employment through such services;
    13. After an interview, evaluation, or assessment, and case management, have been determined by a one-stop operator or partner, to be in need of training services and to have the skills and qualifications to successfully complete the selected training program;
    14. Select a program of training services that is directly linked to the employment opportunities either in the local area or in another area to which the individual is willing to relocate;
    15. Are unable to obtain grant assistance from other sources to pay the costs of training or require WIA assistance in addition to other sources of grant assistance; and
    16. For individuals whose services are provided through the adult funding stream, are determined eligible in accordance with the State and local priority system, if any, in effect for adults.

Examples of Training Services (Registration is required):

    1. Occupational skills training
    2. On-the-job training
    3. Referral to workplace training and cooperative education program
    4. Skill upgrading and retraining
    5. Referral to job readiness training
    6. Referral to adult education and literacy activities in combination with training
    7. Incumbent worker training
    8. Other as defined by the local area



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