West Virginia Training laws & HR compliance analysis

West 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 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. Additional information is available.
The U.S. Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
Workforce activities within West Virginia are authorized, in part, through a number of legislative regulations (WV Code Sec. 5B-2B-1et seq.). The various governmental entities responsible for West Virginia's workforce development initiatives are described below.
Governor's Guaranteed Workforce Program. The Governor’s Guaranteed Workforce Program provides financial and technical assistance to West Virginia’s new and expanding businesses that meet program requirements for the purpose of training, retraining, or upgrading the skills of their existing or new employees. The program emphasizes employee training specifically designed to accommodate the needs of individual employers. For more information, visit www.wvcommerce.org.
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