In compliance with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act,(WIOA) the Southeast Alabama Works! Local Workforce Area is posting their annual plan for public comment. Any comments should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 15, 2017.
The Local Area Plan can be viewed by clicking the button below.
Southeast AlabamaWorks will meet with members from the federally-funded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to discuss the changes coming to the region by the act. The groups will discuss forming one unified Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act board.
The hope is to help the state regional industry-led workforce council with the federally funded WIOA board.
The dual will include leaders from the ten-county area — Barbour, Butler, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Pike.
Southeast AlabamaWorks is one of seven regions created through AlabamaWorks, which was codified in 2016 by the Alabama Legislature and formally launched in October 2016. It is an umbrella organization for business, industries, the Alabama Department of Labor, the Department of Commerce, the Alabama Department of Commerce, the Alabama State Board of Education, Alabama Community College System, the Alabama Technology Network, and the Alabama Industrial Development and Training. The goal is to provide resources to fill the more than 18,000 jobs in Alabama that don’t require a four-year degree.
WIOA is a federally-funded program designed to improve the nation’s public workforce system and help people obtain high-quality jobs and careers. This program also helps youth and those with significant barriers to employment. In addition, WIOA assists employers in hiring and retaining skilled workers.