Indiana Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Indiana 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.
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For further information, see the Department of Labor’s WIOA website at www.doleta.gov/WIOA.
Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits. There are more details on the federal WIOA available.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
State Workforce Innovation Council (SWIC). The SWIC is appointed by the governor and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of federal workforce development law in Indiana. The SWIC is composed of business and labor representatives, government officials, and community leaders. The SWIC develops and implements workforce solutions based on the input of representatives and local workforce investment boards around the state. The SWIC also works to address Indiana’s workforce needs through efficient workforce training and development programs. Find out more about SWIC by visiting http://www.in.gov. Indiana will adapt to the WIOA as needed. For more information on WIOA in Indiana, visit http://www.in.gov.
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