Arizona Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Arizona Training: What you need to know

Effective July 1, 2015, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Like its predecessor, the WIOA is a federal workforce development law that provides for state and federal employment, education, job training, and support services. The law is designed to help jobseekers access employment, education, training, and support services and to match employers with the skilled workers they need.
For further information, see the Department of Labor’s WIOA website atwww.doleta.gov/WIOA.
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Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits. There is additional information on the federal WIOA.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
Workforce Development System Comprehensive Plan. Arizona's governor has established the Governor's Council on Workforce Policy (GCWP). Members of the Workforce Arizona Council (WAC) are appointed by the governor and represent many facets of workplace development. The Council is responsible for advising the governor on issues related to the duties outlined in federal workforce development laws, and to address workforce development strategies outlined in Arizona's Workforce Development System Comprehensive Plan.
The purpose of Arizona's Workforce Development System Comprehensive Plan is to increase Arizona's economic competitiveness through development of a well-trained, highly skilled workforce by:
• Identifying human investment needs ...

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