Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act Career Training at No Cost.
The Department of Labor and Department of Education created WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) to help remove barriers for those who have trouble finding a high-quality career. The WIOA program helps job seekers acquire industry-recognized credentials for in-demand jobs and provides the opportunity to leave the cycle of unemployment and into long-lasting careers.
Workforce Funding. The Details.
- Who Funds the Grant? The Dept. of Labor and the Dept. of Education
- How do I Find Out If I’m Eligible? Funds are distributed through American Job Centers (AJC), you can check eligibility here.
- How much is available per person: This depends on a few factors - including what state/region you live in, how much funding is allocated to your AJC.
MedCerts WIOA Approved Programs The Journey Starts with You.
Healthcare and IT are high demand career fields with double-digit growth projected over the next 10 years. Our certification programs focus on entry-level fields with lucrative growth opportunities. With WIOA funding you’ll have access to these growing industries with no out of pocket costs.
Workforce Eligibility You’re Eligible for The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act if:
Age 14 and older
Low income or eligible for government benefits
Plant/factory closures, layoffs, homemaker that lost primary income
Terminated or laid off, OR received notice of termination/layoff AND
Is eligible for or has exhausted entitlement to unemployment compensation; OR Is employed at a facility in which the employer has announced the facility will close w/in 180 days
Self-employed individuals that are unemployed
Farmers, ranchers, and fisherman who are unemployed due to economic conditions or natural disaster
Talk to an WIOA expert
We’re here to help with all your workforce-related questions. We have dedicated Admissions Advisors who are well versed in the requirements of each state and the best programs to help you succeed. Call us at 1.800.734.1175 to speak to someone today!
Applying for Workforce Aid. We Can Help.
You’ll need to connect to your local American Job Center to apply for WIOA funding, but our Admissions Advisors are here to help you understand the application process and answer any questions you might have.
Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act MedCerts is an Approved School
We’re an approved education provider for the WIOA program in over 30 states. Our programs are designed to help you start a lifelong career in high-demand industries.
Workforce Approved Schools Find the Right Fit.
Schools approved to accept WIOA funding will need to be on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). Each state has it’s own list and requirements. To find more information about approved schools, visit benefits.gov, or reach out to your local American Job Center. When choosing a school it’s important to consider how it will fit in with your life. Consider online programs that work within your schedule and offer student support.
Workforce Approved Programs. What to Look For.
The WIOA grant provides funding for career training. When choosing a program you should be looking for short-term training for in-demand industries. Credentials are a great option because they typically only require 4 to 6 months of training and a certification exam. Credentials are also stackable, allowing you to build upon them and quickly grow your career.
Career Opportunities. A Better Future.
The ultimate goal of WIOA is to end the cycle of dead-end jobs and unemployment by providing you the training to build a lifelong career. This is why it’s so important to consider industries that are in demand with plenty of growth opportunities.
Healthcare Careers. Join the Medical Field.
Not all healthcare jobs require years in medical school. In fact, the majority of the medical field is Allied Health positions which require only certificates or credentials. Learn more about MedCerts short term, high demand healthcare career programs.
Support & Resources Personalized Student Success
From the minute you connect to a MedCerts academic advisor, you’ll be supported in your career journey. We believe every student should have a 1-on-1 connection throughout their program, which is why we assign a personal enrollment specialists, student advisor, subject matter expert and career coach to every single person that enrolls in a MedCerts program. We’re ready to help you succeed.
MedCerts Admissions Advisors Here for you.
Ready to get started? Fill out the form below to talk to one of our Admissions Advisors today. They are experts in the world of workforce and WIOA funding and will assist you in choosing the right credentials to create a meaningful career