WIOA

Information about the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Dislocated Worker Program.

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Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Dislocated Worker Program

Target Population:  The Dislocated Worker Program is intended for workers who lost jobs due to plant closures, company downsizing, or some other significant change in market conditions. In most cases, it must be unlikely that these dislocated workers will return to their previous employment, and they must be eligible for (or have exhausted) unemployment compensation. Other conditions can lead to eligibility, such as being self-employed (but not working as a result of general economic conditions), or being a displaced homemaker.

Program Description & Services: The program tailors employment and training services to meet dislocated workers' needs; works with workers and firms facing substantial layoffs; and encourages labor, management, and community partnerships with government to address worker dislocation.

Dislocated workers are eligible for services such as skill assessment, labor market information, job search and job placement assistance. Additional services are available for eligible dislocated workers who need additional help in getting jobs. The sequence of services is individualized and may include more intensive assessments, counseling, and prevocational and vocational training.

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

*Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Helpful Links:

Click here to find the office that serves your area.

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

WIOA Training Provider Search click here.


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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