Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development
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Required Workforce Partners

The following workforce partners and services are available throughout Ohio as required by the Workforce Investment Act.

Adult Education and Literacy activities are provided by local contractors (schools and non-profit organizations) to improve basic skills and reading. WIA Law Section 121 (b) (iii)

Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) employment and training activities are implemented in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 901 et seq.

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HUD Employment and Training Programs are provided by local contractors to assist public housing residents with supportive services, resident empowerment, conflict resolution, housing management, jobs and training, apprenticeship, construction training, education, and other related services. WIA Law Section 121 (b) (xi)  

Postsecondary Vocational Education is provided by Career and Technical Education Centers to enhance job skills. WIA Law Section 121 (b) (vii)
 
Rehabilitation Services Commission programs are provided by the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired to provide the services and products needed by visually impaired and physically challenged populations to become or remain employed. WIA Law Section 121 (b) (iv)
 
Social Security Act Sec 403(a)(5) Welfare to Work Programs are provided by local contractors to provide employment and training related services to hard-to-serve public assistance recipients. WIA Law Section 121 (b) (v)
 
Title V of the Older American's Act Programs - the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is operated by the Ohio Department of Aging (which sub-grants to three providers: Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, Experience Works and Mature Services), and six national providers: AARP Foundation, Experience Works, Inc., National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc., Senior Service America, Inc., Mature Services, Inc., and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service. SCSEP is designed to aid economically disadvantaged older adults (55+) with gaining work experience and job training. WIA law Section 121 (b) (vi)
 
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance are administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to offer job training, placement, and support for people who lose a job, work hours, or wages due to foreign competition in the industry that employs them. WIA Law Section 121 (b) (viii)
 
Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program is administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to provide temporary income to workers who are laid off. WIA Law Section 121 (b) (xii)
 
Wagner-Peyser Act Programs are administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and include Labor Exchange services to match employer job vacancies with job seekers. WIA Law Section 121 (b) (ii)
 
Workforce Investment Act Programs. The following WIA programs offer job placement, training, labor market information, and other related services [WIA Law Section 121 (b) (i)]: 

  1. Adult Programs are provided through local workforce systems that offer job placement, training, labor market information, and other related services for individuals 18 and over.
  1. Dislocated Worker Programs are provided through local workforce systems for those over 18 who have been, or who are about to be laid off, from employment and meet the conditions in WIA Law Section 101 (9). These programs offer job placement, training, labor market information, and other related services.
  1. Job Corps including Civilian Conservation Corps programs are provided by local contractors to offer youth (often in residential facilities) vocational training and work experience programs related to conservation, natural resources, and other fields that have local employment opportunities.
  1. Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Programs are national grant programs through the Department of Labor that are part of Title I of WIA to assist these specialized populations with a host of employment needs.
  1. Native American Programs are national grant programs through the Department of Labor that are part of Title I of WIA to assist these specialized populations with a host of employment needs.
  1. Veteran's Workforce Programs are national grant programs through the Department of Labor that are part of Title I of WIA to assist this specialized population with a host of employment needs.
  1. Youth Programs are provided through local workforce systems for those 14-21, who are low income and have barriers to employment. These programs offer job placement, training, labor market information, and other related services. 
 
For More Information:
Office of Workforce Development
P.O. Box 1618
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1618
Fax: 614-728-8366
Phone: 1-888-296-7541, Option # 3
Email: WIAQNA@jfs.ohio.gov
                                                                                                                                      Last Update 09/26/2013