Virginia Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Virginia 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
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There is a comprehensive discussion of the benefits of and various types of employment training.
Virginia's Workforce Council executes and oversees the state Workforce Investment Act. Some aspects of the plan are:
The Virginia Board of Workforce Development (VBWD). The VBWD is a business-led board that acts as the principal advisor to the governor and provides strategic leadership to the state regarding the workforce development system and its efforts to create a strong workforce aligned with employer needs. The VBWD provides guidance on workforce training issues and assists with the operation of the various Workforce Centers. Learn more at
Workforce investment boards. The VBWD and local elected officials appoint workforce investment boards (WIBs) led by representatives of local businesses and involving representatives of education, labor, community organizations, and economic development agencies. WIBs are responsible for the operation of the Workforce Centers.
Workforce Centers. In Virginia, services such as adult education, vocational ...

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