Washington Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Washington 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 www.doleta.gov/WIOA.
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Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits. More detailed information is available in our Training topic.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. The governor of Washington established a Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. The Board advises the governor on workforce development policy, ensures that the state's workforce preparation services and programs work together, and evaluates performance. The Board coordinates 16 programs administered across several state agencies to help develop a skilled workforce to sustain Washington's economic vitality. For more information on the Board's activities, visit www.wtb.wa.gov.
Workforce Development Councils (WDCs). There are 12 Workforce Development Councils in Washington, one for each of the state's 12 Workforce Development Areas. The WDCs provide workforce development ...

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