The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed the Act with a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform of the public workforce system since 1998. The Arkansas Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act was established by Act 907 of 2015. Click here to learn more.
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Arkansas’ Workforce Development System
Arkansas’ workforce development system is a coordinated and collaborative network of services, programs and investments with a shared goal of improving the skills of the state’s workforce. The public workforce system works in partnership with businesses, educators, organized labor, and community leaders to foster economic development and high-growth opportunities in regional economies. This network further helps potential job candidates, particularly low-income youth, adults, and dislocated workers, overcome obstacles to successful employment. Employment and training services are coordinated and provided through the Arkansas Workforce Centers, the state’s one-stop delivery system.
WIOA brings together, in strategic coordination, the following core programs of federal investment in skill development:
Vision & Plan
The publicly-funded workforce system envisioned by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is quality-focused, employer-driven, customer-centered, and tailored to meet the needs of regional economies.
Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the governor of each state must submit a state plan to the U.S. Secretary of Labor that outlines a four-year workforce development strategy.
WIOA for Job Seekers, Employers, Training Providers, & CEOs
- Find Your Local American Job Center
- Apprenticeship Finder
- My Next Move
- Worker Reemployment Portal
- Job Corps Enrollment
- Employment Resources for Veterans
- How to File for Unemployment Benefits
- Approved Apprenticeship Programs
- Projected Employment Opportunities List
- Local Business Services Coordinators
- Employer Services
- Recruit and Hire
- Train and Retain
- Downsizing and Layoff Aversion
Eligible Training Providers
- ETPL Listing Report
- AJL ProviderLink Help Guide
- AJL ProviderLink ETPL Application and Program Instructions
- ETPs Adding Programs, Initial & Continued Performance Data in AJL ProviderLink 5-2-2023
- ETP Providers-Programs-LWAs Monthly Listing
- ETP Renewal Dates Monthly Listing
- Registered Apprenticeship – Arkansas ETPL Application and Program Instructions
CEO-Membership-Guide_Board Member Appt Form-NEW (01/2023) (Note: If document does not open in browser, please download the form to view and submit.)