Adult and Dislocated Worker Program

Information about the Adult and Dislocated Worker Program.

Page updated on Jan 18, 2018 at 12:03 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.


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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