Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) is a federally funded program that eligible adults and dislocated workers into the workforce through training and/or education.
To be eligible for the program a person must be
- 18 year of age or older
- A resident of the 15 counties of Northwest Georgia service area (Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Paulding, Haralson, Pickens, Gordon, Chattooga, Gilmer, Murray, Whitfield, Walker, Catoosa, Fannin, and Dade)
- A dislocated work (unemployed or laid off due to lack of work, company closing, downsizing, etc)
- Displaced Homemaker (loss of spouse due to death or divorce)
- Low-income which is categorized by receiving public assistance (food stamps, TANF, etc) or income to family size ratio falls within guidelines.
Programs That WIOA covers at Georgia Highlands College:
Dental Hygiene (last two years)
Nursing (last two years)
WIOA could also cover the following programs if two or more students are interested:
Computer information Systems
If interested contact:
Megan Conner WIOA Career Coordinator