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 is 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. Sec. 11-501et seq.)
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