Vermont Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Vermont 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 and details on the federal WIOA.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
Workforce Development Council. The Workforce Development Council is responsible for setting policy and implementing the state initiatives pursuant to the WIOA. The council is made up of elected and appointed government officials, and business and education leaders in the community. Vermont will adapt to the WIOA as needed.
Regional Workforce Investment Boards. The Regional Workforce Investment Boards, also known as Regional Workforce Development Partners, are the primary forum for employers to make their workforce needs known. The Boards are then responsible for making sure the Career Resource Centers are meeting those needs.
Career Resource Centers. There are 13 Career Resource Centers located throughout Vermont. The ...

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