|The Adult program, under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), is designed to provide quality employment and training services to help eligible adults find and qualify for meaningful employment, and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business.
The goals of the program are to increase employment in unsubsidized private sector employment and to increase retention in unsubsidized employment six months after entry into employment.
Services are provided through One-Stop Centers across Ohio. There are three levels of service:
During the last program year,
Ohio served over 18,789 adults with WIA intensive and training services.
Over 84% of the adults who found jobs, kept them.
- Core services - Includes outreach, job search and placement assistance, and labor market information available to all job seekers.
- Intensive services - Includes more comprehensive assessments, development of individual employment plans and counseling and career planning.
- Training services - Customers are linked to job opportunities in their communities, including both occupational training and training in basic skills. Participants use an "individual training account" to select an appropriate training program from a qualified training provider or participate in training supported by an employer.
Additionally, supportive services such as transportation, childcare, dependent care, housing and needs-related payments are provided under certain circumstances to allow an individual to participate in the program.
All adults, 18 years and older, are eligible for core services.
Intensive and training services are provided based on local area policies and procedures. For more information about your local area services, please contact your local One-Stop Center.
When funds are limited in a local area, each workforce area must have an established policy for intensive and training services that provides priority to various populations that may include low-income or under-employed adults.
For More Information:
Office of Workforce Development
P.O. Box 1618
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1618
Phone: 1-888-296-7541, Option # 3
Last Update 11/21/2011