If you are 18 years old and older, and in any of the following situations:
Ãš Have been terminated or laid-off from employment; or
Ãš Were self-employed (to include a farmer, rancher or fisherman) but are employed as a result of general economic conditions in the community in which the individual resides or because of natural disasters; or
Ãš A displaced homemaker; or
Ãš Are going through disrupted employment; and
you are interested in job retraining, you may be eligible for WIA's Dislocated Worker Program. The WIA Dislocated Worker program provides opportunities for customers to acquire new and updated job skills and assist them in job placement .
On-the-Job Training (OJT) Activity
On-the-Job Training activity provides you the opportunity to be retrained with occupational skills of a job you are interested in and get paid while in training!
The OJT activity is designed to prepare participants with technical skills necessary to perform a specific job.
Upon satisfactory completion of the training, employers are expected to retain the participant as a regular employee.
These are just some of the occupations that you can be trained in:
Ãš Clerk Typist
Ãš Data Entry Clerk
Ãš Dental Assistant
Ãš Construction Worker
Ãš Accounting Clerk
Ãš Front Desk Clerk
Ãš Administrative Assistant
Ãš Sales Associates
Ãš Computer Clerk
Classroom Training (CRT) Activity
Classroom Training activity provides opportunities to learn the knowledge you will need to know about the job in which you are interested.
CRT is an activity designed to ensure participants with the technical skills and information to apply while performing specific job tasks.
Here are some of the classroom training programs that can be provided:
Ãš Basic Remedial Education
Ãš English-as-a-Second Language (ESL)
Ãš Occupational Skills Training (Theory)
Ãš Pre-GED/GED Services
Ãš Adult High School
Ãš Certificate Program
Ãš Customized Training
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 mandates that participants are provided core, intensive and training services. Job core services are basic information about our programs and other government programs made available for job seekers. Job intensive, job training and supportive services assist participants to attain and retain employment.
Ãš Pre-Employment Enhancement Training (P.E.E.T.) & Testing Workshop
Ãš Career Strategy Plan Development
Ãš Job referral and placement
Ãš Referrals to appropriate programs
Ãš Child Care assistance during the training
Ãš Transportation allowance
Ãš Uniform allowance
Ãš Needs related payments
Ãš Police Court Clearance
Ãš Drug Testing for Employment
Ãš Professional Counseling
Ãš Tools needed for training
Ãš Other assistance needed as identified by the Case Manager during P.E.E.T.
All services and training assistance under WIA are federally funded to eligible participants. It will require commitment and determination on your part to take full advantage of this opportunity and, to successfully complete the program goal - to be productively employed!