State Workforce Program Overview

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), passed by Congress in summer 2014, replaced the 1998 Workforce Investment Act and is the first federal reform of the workforce system in 15 years.

For Businesses:

How can companies in Illinois best develop their talent pipeline to remain competitive? By partnering with preferred training and education suppliers available through WIOA programs who are developing Illinois’ workforce to meet employers' growing demands and requirements.

For Students and Job Seekers:

WIOA programs provides individuals with a roadmap showing pathways to employment and how to acquire the skills today's businesses in Illinois need, including education, job training, and support services to secure a living wage job.

Below are WIOA programs and services designed with a comprehensive approach to Illinois' employment and training services.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act:
Final Rules:
  • Interim Operating Guidance to Local Workforce Innovation Areas (LWIAs) under WIOA (PDF)

WIOA Core Partners