Georgia Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Georgia 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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There is additional information on the federal WIOA.
The governor designated the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) as the state agency responsible for implementation of the WIA. The governor also appointed the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) to help plan and develop Georgia's overall workforce system. Oversight of the WIA was transferred to the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development (GOWD). Georgia will adapt to the WIOA as needed.
There are 12 state service delivery areas and 20 local service delivery areas operated by Local Workforce Investment Boards, which are responsible for designing local One-Stop Workforce Systems. There are more than 45 One-Stop Centers throughout Georgia. Get more information on Local Workforce Areas at http://www.georgia.org.
Although the GDOL does not directly operate training programs, it works closely with many partners who offer both short- and long-term occupational training and education programs. Learn more about education and training in Georgia at http://www.dol.state.ga.us.

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