Winter 2015
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CTDO Magazine

Federal Training Dollars Are Up for Grabs

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law in 2014, makes approximately $4 billion available for training during each of the next six years. The money is to be distributed through local workforce investment boards in three funding streams: adult, dislocated workers, and youth.

One of the new components of WIOA requires more engagement with employers to understand:

  • skills gaps that exist in regional areas
  • what local employers need in terms of skilled workers
  • training r
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