CLASP is committed to making WIOA work. That’s why we’ve developed short, action-focused memos outlining how states, local areas, advocates, and service providers can leverage opportunities to serve low-income youth and adults through state and local plans, policies and guidance, and budget choices.
Low-income, lower-skilled workers face more barriers than ever to securing an education and getting a good job. That’s why the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the federal law governing our workforce training programs, is so critical. With good policy and smart investments, policymakers implementing WIOA can help low-income adults and youth improve their skills and climb the ladder economically.