Kentucky Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Kentucky 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 further details on the federal WIOA.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB). KWIB is the leading policy board for Kentucky's workforce development system under WIOA. The Board's role is to develop, communicate, and oversee the implementation of a strategic vision and plan for developing a world-class workforce in Kentucky. In 2010, KWIB approved the WorkSmart Kentucky Plan.For information on Kentucky’s implementation of the WIOA, visit http://kwib.ky.gov.
Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIAs). Kentucky is divided into 10 LWIAs. Each LWIA has a board that is responsible for evaluating the needs of employers and workers in its area and implementing programs to address those needs. Programs include monitoring the one-stop centers and programs for adult and dislocated ...

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