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Maryland Training: What you need to know

The federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) supersedes the Job Training Partnership Act, and encompasses such federal training acts as the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, and the Wagner-Peyser Act. These, and others like them, call for a partnership of public agencies and private employers to plan and deliver training programs for unemployed workers, dislocated workers, or workers who have had previous difficulty getting or keeping work. The program gives each state three block grants targeting adult employment and training, disadvantaged youth employment and training, and adult education and family literacy programs. The federal government retains oversight, reviews state programs, and rejects those that don't meet the Act's standards.
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The Maryland Workforce Investment Act is designed to implement and supplement the federal WIA and a number of other federal employment and training programs as well. The state Act is designed to coordinate resources from federal, state, and local governments, business, labor, and community-based organizations in training unskilled young people, disadvantaged adults, or disabled workers for entry into the workforce, and retraining laid-off and other dislocated workers. The state Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learningis responsible for administering and monitoring the Act.
The Maryland Act has adopted the federal WIA's job training plan and standards. Supportive services--including transportation, health care, special services for the handicapped, child care, meals, temporary shelter, and financial counseling--may be state provided (MD Labor and Employment Code Ann. ...

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