The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds grants to eligible individuals for job skills training. If you’re looking to upgrade your skills, we can help find the funding. In Essex County, there are three ways to establish eligibility:
Dislocated worker: If you’ve lost a job through no fault of your own (company closure, laid off, military spouse relocation), you can qualify. Your prior income has no bearing on your eligibility if you’re a dislocated worker.
Adult income-eligible: If your household income is within the Federal Poverty Level, you may qualify to have your training funded through WIOA.
Youth (Ages 17-24) Out of school youth with specific barriers to employment, including high school dropout, parenting, mental or physical disability, involvement in the juvenile justice or foster care system, homeless or a runaway.
Please see a WIOA eligibility specialist for full list of program qualifiers