Rhode Island Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Rhode Island 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 is additional information on the federal WIOA.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
The Rhode Island State Workforce Investment Office (SWIO) administers federal workforce development law. Rhode Island will adapt to the WIOA as needed. It does so largely through its two workforce boards:
1. Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston, which includes Rhode Island's Job Bank and Network services. For details, go to http://www.providenceri.com; and
2. Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island, which includes training and other opportunities. Information is available at http://www.griworkforce.com.
The Governor's Workforce Board contains 17 members and supports strategies to improve the existing skill base of the Rhode Island workforce and to anticipate the future needs of growing and emerging businesses. For ...

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