Workforce Investment Act

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Workforce Investment Act

The Federal Workforce Investment ACT (WIA) which superseded the Job Training Partnership Act, offers a comprehensive range of workforce development activities. Available workforce development activities provided can benefit job seekers, laid off workers, youth, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities, and employers.

The purpose of these activities is to promote an increase in the employment, job retention, earnings, and occupational skills improvement by participants. This, in turn, improves the quality of the workforce and improves the productivity competitiveness of Montgomery County.

OhioMeansJobs | Montgomery County uses varied strategies in providing the appropriate services to meet the needs of customers:

  • Core, Intensive and Training Services.
  • WIA’s philosophy is “WORK FIRST”, followed by assistance in acquiring occupational skills upgrading, where necessary.
  • Job Search Assistance.
  • Career Counseling.
  • Assistance with resumes, cover letters, job applications, and interview coaching.
  • Skill assessment and development options.

WIA Offers You:

Core Services (available to all adults age 18 years or older)

  • Job search assistance (including career counseling)
  • Labor market information (which identifies job vacancies; skills needed for in-demand jobs; and local, regional, and national employment trends)
  • Initial assessment of skills and needs
  • Information about and costs for local training providers
  • Follow-up services to help customers keep their jobs once they are placed
  • Career assessments
  • Workshops

Intensive Services (available to eligible adults who have been unable to find work through core services, or need additional training to reach self-sufficiency)

  • Comprehensive assessments
  • Development of individual employment plans
  • Group and individual counseling
  • Case management
  • Short-term prevocational services
  • Literacy activities

Training Services (for those who have received "intensive services" but are still unable to find employment)

  • Occupational skills training
  • On-the-job training
  • Cooperative education programs, and private sector training programs
  • Job readiness training
  • Adult education and literacy activities
  • Customized employer training

Before being considered for training you must first:

  • Work through core services.
  • Actively look for a job.
  • Be determined eligible for WIA.
  • Work with a counselor to develop a long-term employment plan.
  • Invest your time to improve your basic skills (if necessary).
  • Pursue a career that is IN DEMAND in the Dayton Region.
  • Exhaust all other possible funding.
  • Contact Montgomery County Job & Family Services WIA at OhioMeansJobs | Montgomery County for more information - (937) 225-5531.

Click here for an Eligibility Documentation Checklist

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

The TAA program helps workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. The TAA program offers a variety of benefits and services to eligible workers, including job training, income support, job search and relocation allowances, a tax credit to help pay the costs of health insurance, and a wage supplement to certain reemployed trade-affected workers 50 years of age and older. Click here for more information.

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Eligible Training Provider List

WIA Eligible Training Provider List
This list is maintained by the State of Ohio of all eligible training providers of WIA services that job seekers may choose from to advance their careers.