Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
If you’re interested in training for a new career, you may be eligible for assistance through WIOA. Available services are based on need determination and include tuition assistance, book allowances, uniform/supplies and career counseling.
Applications are currently being accepted.
Services under this program are eligibility-based . Anyone interested must meet and be able to document preliminary eligibility criteria to be a potential candidate.
Veterans and their eligible spouses continue to have priority of service for WIOA and other designated job-training programs funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Labor. Refer to Administrator’s Memo 10-2, Implementation of Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses, for further information on this requirement.
Under WIOA, individualized career services and training services have a given priority, regardless of funding levels, with priority given to the following:
- Public assistance recipients;
- Low-income adults; and/or
- Individuals who are basic-skills deficient.
Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program, training services may only be provided for a State-approved occupation which appear on the list below. This list is called the Regional Targeted Occupations List (RTOL). Please review the list to assist you in making a career choice.
The RTOL was developed after extensive research into the local, regional, and statewide labor and job market. In addition, our CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors, consisting of local business and education experts, reviewed and approved the occupational list. Interested applicants should click on the link above to review and explore the approved occupational areas listed prior to selecting a training program.
Please note, there may be additional criteria that CareerSource Pinellas and/or approved training providers may require for selected occupations/training programs.
If you have completed your search for an approved training provider and training program and wish to start the online application for WIOA services, please click on the WIOA Application tab.