Funding Agency

Dept. of Labor - Employment and Training Administration (ETA) - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)


Funding Agency

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. These services are primarily provided through state and local workforce development systems.


Federal Agency

Dept. of Labor - Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

Agency Overview

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. These services are primarily provided through state and local workforce development systems.

Program Name

Dept. of Labor - Employment and Training Administration (ETA) - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)


Program Overview

Each year, Congress appropriates dollars under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for adult, dislocated worker, youth, and basic labor exchange programs. The nation’s business-led Workforce Development Boards help set the strategic direction for the programs and services in their respective labor markets.

There are approximately 2,400 American Job Centers (One-Stop Centers) that provide a full range of assistance to job seekers. The centers offer training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services. Patrons can take advantage of the Center’s “resource rooms” which provide computers, printers, and Internet connectivity to obtain a perspective on availability of jobs and the availability of training opportunities in various sectors of the economy.

The current approved WIOA State Strategic Plans can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/wioa/state-plans/index.html

States are submitting their Strategic Plans for 2020 – 2023 during March 2020. After review and approval by the Departments of Labor, Education, Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services, these Plans should be available for public access in July – August 2020.

The WIOA statute describes allowable activities for programs under its various titles (including those for adult education and vocational rehabilitation). “Digital literacy” is among the list of programs, activities, or services that comprise workforce preparation. The legislation, in turn, references the Museum and Library Services Act of 2010, which defines digital literacy as “the skills associated with using technology to enable users to find, evaluate, organize, create, and communicate information. Many Centers offer courses that are designed to support digital literacy. Out-of-school youth, in particular, can benefit from these training offerings.

Agency Contact

Kevin Thompson
thompson.kevin@dol.gov

Program Purpose
  • Digital Skills Training
Eligible Recipients
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • State and Local Governments

Agency Contact

Kevin Thompson
thompson.kevin@dol.gov

FY2020 Funding Amount

Employment and Training Administration 2020 Budget Webpage: https://www.doleta.gov/budget/

Additional Information

Digital Literacy Website

Digital Blindspot: How Digital Literacy Can Create a More Resilient American Workforce

Foundational Digital Skills for Career Progress

The New Foundational Skills of the Digital Economy

SkillsCommons Curricula Related to Digital Literacy

Workforce Development Board Contact Database

Brief Program Description

Each year, Congress appropriates dollars under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for adult, dislocated worker, youth, and basic labor exchange programs. The nation’s business-led Workforce Development Boards help set the strategic direction for the programs and services in their respective labor markets.

Agency
  • Department of Labor

Funding Name Dept. of Labor - Employment and Training Administration (ETA) - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

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