Utah Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Utah 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. More detailed information is available.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
Workforce Investment Board. Utah law directs the governor to create a state workforce investment board to assist in the development of the state plan as required by the WIOA. In addition, the board is responsible for:
• Developing and improving the state's workforce investment system and those services delivered through the state's one-stop centers
• Ensuring the coordination of workforce development services and reviewing local plans
• Commenting annually on the measures taken to assess the effectiveness of the state in achieving progress in vocational and technical education
• Designating local areas
• Developing formulas for distributing funds for adult employment and training activities and youth activities to local areas
• Developing and improving ...

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