Iowa Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Iowa 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
Each state must establish a one-stop training system with at least one center in each local area that provides core services, including determination of eligibility, outreach, intake and orientation, skill level assessment, case management assistance, job search and placement, information regarding job opportunities, and about the performance of local providers.
Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits.
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Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) is the state agency that oversees the state's workforce development programs. It was created to consolidate the state's employment and training programs. The Iowa Workforce Development Board, which comes under the umbrella of Iowa Workforce Development, is the state's workforce investment board for purposes of the WIA.
The duties of the Iowa Workforce Development Board (IWDB) include developing and implementing a 20-year comprehensive workforce development plan, preparing shorter-term strategic plans, developing evaluation methods, writing guidelines for awarding ...

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