The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (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 in 2014 with a wide bipartisan majority; it was the first legislative reform of the public workforce system since 1998.
WIOA CORE PARTNERS
WIOA consists of four core programs, or “Titles.” Titles I-IV, administered by Iowa Workforce Development are:
- Title I Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs
- Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) program
- Title III Employment Service program under the Wagner-Peyser Act
- Title IV Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Iowa Department for the Blind also administers Title IV services separate from Iowa Workforce Development.
THE VISION OF IOWA'S UNIFIED STATE PLAN
Iowa’s workforce delivery system will collaborate to build a Future Ready Iowa – a pipeline of skilled workers who are prepared to meet the workforce needs of Iowa’s current and emerging industries. In alignment with the National Governor’s Association Talent Pipeline vision and goals, the unified state plan will ensure that individuals are prepared for dynamic careers through an emphasis on lifelong learning while meeting the needs of employers. Iowa’s workforce delivery system will assist more Iowans to become Future Ready by attaining the “new minimum” of high–quality education, training, and work readiness by bringing together education, rehabilitation, workforce, and economic development resources and ensuring that all Iowans have access to an integrated and efficient workforce delivery system. Future Ready Iowans will be ready to meet the employment challenges of today and into the future so that ALL Iowans will work in competitive, integrated employment settings.
UNIFIED STATE PLAN GOALS
Goal I: Iowa’s employers will have access to advanced, skilled, diverse, and Future Ready workers.
Goal II: All Iowans will be provided access to a continuum of high-quality education, training, and career opportunities.
Goal III: Iowa’s workforce delivery system will align all programs and services in an accessible, seamless and integrated manner.
IOWA WIOA UNIFIED STATE PLAN
Read the most recent version of the plan at this link.
IOWA'S WIOA TITLE I AND III NEGOTIATED PERFORMANCE GOALS
The following letters are official notice from the U.S. Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) Region 5 Office advising Iowa of the negotiated levels for the primary indicators of performance under WIOA. Performance levels are negotiated between Iowa and the U.S. DOL every two years as part of the State Planning process.
- Iowa Performance Negotiation Confirmation Letter PY22-23.pdf
- Iowa WD Performance Negotiation Confirmation Letter PY20-21.pdf
- Iowa Performance Negotiation Confirmation letter PY18-19.pdf
WIOA ANNUAL REPORT NARRATIVE FOR TITLES I AND III
The WIOA Annual Performance Report Narrative for Titles I and III provides an opportunity for IWD to describe progress towards meeting the strategic vision and goals of the workforce system in Iowa. The report is due to the U.S. DOL on December 1 each year for the prior Program Year. Program Years run from July 1 - June 30. Below are links to the annual reports.
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