Definitions for "Workforce Investment Act"
Keywords:  wia, career, jpta, workers, jtpa
The federal program that provides funding for job training and employment services. The act funds One Stop Career Centers, locations where individuals can receive services such as assistance with job searches, employment counseling and job training.
Enacted in 1998, WIA was designed to support workers and employers by consolidating, coordinating, and improving employment, training, literacy, and vocational rehabilitation programs in the U.S.
This 1998 legislation consolidates the former Job Training Partnership Act (JPTA) and many other federal job training programs into state-managed block grants. This law also replaces Private Industry Councils (PICs) with Workforce Investment Boards.