Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Reauthorization Resources
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 authorizes federal employment and training programs for adults, disadvantaged youth and dislocated workers (Title I), adult education and literacy programs (Title II, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act), and vocational rehabilitation programs (Title IV). The act requires related programs, including employment services authorized under the Wagner- Peyser Act, to become part of an integrated one-stop workforce delivery system.
The Center for Law & Social Policy (CLASP) advocates for policy changes in WIA Title I to help low-income individuals and low-wage workers build the skills necessary to succeed in the labor market and to ensure that employers have access to the qualified workers they need to retain and create good jobs. Check out the priorities for youth and adult WIA programs.