Adult and Dislocated Worker Program

Information about the Adult and Dislocated Worker Program.

Page updated on Jun 2, 2020 at 4:04 PM

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult Training Program


The purpose of the Adult Program is to increase the employment retention, earnings, and occupational skills of participants. This program aims to improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation's economy. There is a priority for eligible low income and welfare recipients and for certain veterans or veteran spouses to receive specific services.

Target Population: The Adult Program serves people who are 22 years and older, are legally entitled to work in the United States and have met selective service registration requirements.

Program Description & Services: This program provides skills training, English as a Second Language, and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) assistance who meet federal poverty and program eligibility guidelines. This program provides an opportunity to participate in education and training, and receive job placement assistance and retention services.

Goals: The goal of the program is to increase employment and employment retention for its participants and provide employers with a skilled workforce and qualified job applicants.

Click  here to find the office that serves your area.

For more information about WIOA click here for the fact sheet.


Upskilling Program

The “Economic Equity in National Landing” or Upskilling Program is a  yearlong, January 2020 to December 2020, initiative whose goal is to provide innovative workforce development services to 25 individuals in the Alexandria region, including those individuals living within and around the National Landing area through funding by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Services to be provided include basic professional skills training, English for Speakers of Other Languages, supportive wrap-around services, access to GED, and other short term occupational certification programs so that these residents can increase their earning power and remain in the region, positively contributing to its economy while supporting their families. The

Targeted neighborhoods and zip codes (22305, 22301, 22314, 22302) especially those surrounding the National Landing Site which may include: Arlandia, Chirilagua, Del Ray, Potomac Yards, and North Ridge. However, residents from other Alexandria neighborhoods and zip codes (22304, 22312, 22311, 22206) can participate in this program as well.

There are eligibility requirements and the process requires commitment, so staff works regularly with you throughout the program. If you receive housing or other financial support from the City of Alexandria’s Department of Community and Human Services, then you may be eligible.

Find out if you are eligible by taking this survey. For more information or questions, call 703.746.5990 or email wdc@alexandriava.gov.


Career Pathway Training Programs

Medical and Groundsman Training Programs - WDC, in conjunction with Alexandria City Public Schools Adult Training Center, are offering training programs for Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, Certified Pharmacy Technician and Energy Career Pathway. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • City of Alexandria resident
  • U.S. Citizen or lawfully eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Meet income eligibility

For more details about these programs click  here. To schedule an appointment to see if you are eligible, contact us at 703.746.5940 or email  wdc@alexandriava.gov.


Culinary Arts Program  - WDC, in conjunction with Together We Bake and D.C. Central Kitchen , are offering a culinary arts program. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • City of Alexandria resident
  • 18 years or over
  • In compliance with the provisions of the Military Selective Service Act
  • U.S. Citizen or lawfully eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Meet income eligibility

For more details about these programs click  here. To schedule an appointment to see if you are eligible, contact us at 703.746.5940 or email  wdc@alexandriava.gov.



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