WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs
Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs for individuals 18 years of age or older. These are “intensive” programs and provide a wide range of services and funding for eligible participants to assist them with their employment goals. Individuals can receive both “Basic Services” (which are available to anyone regardless of income, lay off status or residency AND “Intensive Services” (which are only available to enrollees of the Adult/Dislocated Worker Program).
Basic Services include:
- Initial skills assessments (literacy, numeracy and English language)
- Resume development
- Job search assistance and resources
- Labor market information
- Referrals to other programs and services
Intensive Services include:
- In-depth career counseling and comprehensive assessments, including IEP
- Pre-vocational services – interviewing/soft skills
- Classroom training and education, paid work experience, on-the-job training – at no cost
- Can receive supportive services such as bus passes, child care, work clothing, etc.
The Adult Program eligibility is primarily based on income. Workforce Partnership can enroll individuals who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, with some exceptions. Individuals must also be residents of Johnson, Wyandotte or Leavenworth Counties and they must document eligibility to work in the United States.
The Dislocated Worker Program eligibility is based on layoff status. Workforce Partnership can enroll individuals who have been laid off from work through no fault of their own, regardless of their income level prior to layoff. Individuals must either be residents of Johnson, Wyandotte or Leavenworth Counties or laid off from a company located in those counties, and they must document eligibility to work in the United States.
How You Can Help
- Refer individuals you may know who are in need of these services to Workforce Partnership
- Share this information with organizations you may be a part of or work with that serve populations that may be eligible for these services and funding. Your church may be a great place to start!
Site Director/Adult and Dislocated Worker Lead