Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) brings together core federal programs in skill development:
WorkForce West Virginia is the state agency responsible for the administration and oversight of all of the WIOA programs under Title I and III. The West Virginia Department of Education & the Arts, through its Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS), is the state agency responsible for the administration and oversight of WIOA programs under Title IV. Title II Adult Education is administered under West Virginia Department of Education (DOE).
Under WIOA, out-of-school youth are primarily served by WorkForce West Virginia and Adult Education; in-school youth are primarily served by the State’s education system (a non-WIOA partner) and West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services, for those eligible students with disabilities.
Click here to view A Summary with a Focus on Youth of the Unified State Plan (2016) West Virginia's Workforce Development System.
What’s in your employment future after high school? What work choices will you make? These are big questions. For many, the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) is a good place to start. DRS is the state’s primary vocational rehabilitation resource for people with disabilities and/or chronic medical conditions who want to work.Read more about WV Division of Rehabilitation Services
West Virginia Adult Education is part of the West Virginia Department of Education. It provides programs to help adult learners be literate, productive, and successful in the workplace, home, and community. Students typically enroll in adult education programs to gain skills needed to obtain a job, advance in their current job, or enter a new career field. The core academics include reading, mathematics, English, and computer skills.Read more about West Virginia Adult Education
WorkForce West Virginia is a state agency funded through the U.S. Department of Labor that oversees the state unemployment insurance program, as well as a network of workforce development services to help West Virginia's citizens and employers compete in today’s economy. WorkForce West Virginia is a one-stop center for work force resources, including job opportunities, unemployment compensation, training, tax incentives and labor market information.Read more about WorkForce West Virginia