WIOA State Plan Open for Public Comment


The Guam Department of Labor (GDOL), along with the Guam Workforce Development Board (GWDB), announces that the Draft Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Plan is open for public comment from March 1, 2024 through March 15, 2024.

The Draft WIOA State Plan 2024-2027 can be viewed online at dol.guam.gov/stateplan. All comments must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2024. Public comments may be submitted through the submission form online at dol.guam.gov/stateplan, email at stateplan@nulldol.guam.gov, or by postal mail at 414 W Soledad Ave, Suite 808, Hagåtña, Guam, 96910. To view a hard copy of the proposed plan, visit GDOL at 414 W Soledad Ave, Suite 808, GCIC Building, Hagåtña, Guam.  

WIOA is designed to improve the coordination of employment and training services across federal agencies, strengthen collaboration with state and local partners, and provide Americans with increased access to training, education, and other support to succeed in the job market and their careers.

In Guam, the GWDB, composed of a diverse group of members from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, oversees and guides WIOA activities. By law, each state’s or territory’s governor must submit a WIOA State Plan to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor that outlines a four-year strategy for their respective jurisdiction’s workforce development system. States and territories must have approved plans to receive funding for core programs.

The GWDB is proposing a Combined Plan to include:

●       Title I of WIOA: The Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Programs (Administered by the Guam Department of Labor)

●       Title II of WIOA: The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Program (Administered by the Guam Community College)

●       Title III of WIOA: Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service (Administered by the Guam Department of Labor)

●       Title IV of WIOA: Vocational Rehabilitation (Administered by the Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities/Department of Vocational Rehabilitation)

●       Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (Administered by the Department of Public Health and Social Services)

●       Employment and Training Programs under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Administered by the Department of Public Health and Social Services)

●       Jobs for Veterans State Grants Program (Administered by the Guam Department of Labor)

●       Senior Community Service Employment Program (Administered by the Guam Department of Labor)

For more information, contact GDOL at 671-300-4606 or visit dol.guam.gov/stateplan

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