Program Description

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act creates a comprehensive workforce development system that provides assistance to job seekers and employers.

Key Principles of the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act System

  • Streamline services through better integration in the CareerSource Florida centers. Programs and providers co-locate and coordinate activities and information so that the system as a whole is readily accessible for individuals and businesses. Empower individuals through information, guidance, and support, as well as, customer choice in the selection of training providers through the use of Individual Training Accounts.
  • Universal access to the CareerSource Florida network and to core employment-related services, such as information about job vacancies, career options, student financial aid, etc.
  • Increased accountability for educational achievement and employment-related outcomes to measure improvements of the quality of the workforce.
  • Strong role for Regional Workforce Boards and the private sector in strategic planning and policy development for the workforce system at the local level. The private-sector dominated boards include not only local business but also labor, educational, and community-based organizations.
  • State and local flexibility through the granting of authority to the Governor and local Chief Elected Officials to implement an innovative and comprehensive workforce system tailored to meet the particular needs of local and regional labor markets.
  • Improved youth programs are closely linked to local labor market needs and community youth programs with strong connections between academic and occupational learning. Youth programs include activities that promote youth development and citizenship and target opportunities for youth living in high poverty areas.

Contact your local CareerSource Florida center or reference the Frequently Asked Questions  or see the WIOA Adult and Dislocated Workers Program Fact SheetsWIOA Youth Program Fact Sheet or National Emergency Grants Program Fact Sheet for more information.


Local Workforce Development Board Contacts

For further information or assistance with this program, please visit your local CareerSource center.

Program Resources

  • CareerSource Florida
    CareerSource Florida is the statewide, business-led workforce policy board that oversees the state’s workforce system.

  • Eligible Training Provider List
    Florida’s Eligible Training Provider List details post-secondary programs that a local workforce development board may approve to provide training to eligible adults or dislocated workers in its area.
  • Youth Service Provider List
    Florida’s Eligible Youth Service Provider List contains each local workforce development board’s provider(s) of youth workforce investment activities.
  • Targeted Occupations List
    FloridaCommerce, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics (LMS) publishes Florida’s statewide demand occupations list and 24 local area demand occupations lists of high growth/high wage occupations annually. These lists are used by the local workforce development boards (LWDBs) to create their local targeted occupations list (LTOL). An LTOL is a list of occupations that are in demand based on high growth and/or high wages in the local area. Each LWDB can use LMS’s demand occupations list and other resources to develop their LTOL.

  • Earned Income Tax Credit
    Find out if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Program Contact Information

Christa Nelson
State WIOA Coordinator

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