Connecticut Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Connecticut Training: What you need to know

The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amended the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 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 at
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Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits. Additional information is available.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
Connecticut Employment and Training Commission (CETC). The CETC was established in 1989 and is Connecticut’s highest workforce development policy body. Its members are appointed by the governor. The majority of its members are from business and industry, with the remainder representing state and local governments, organized labor, and education and community-based organizations. The CETC has been designated by the governor as Connecticut’s state-level Workforce Investment Board, as required by federal law. For more information, please visit
Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Employment and Training Programs.The CTDOL provides several employment and training programs, including CONN-OSHA training classes, to help Connecticut businesses attract and ...

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