WIOA: What Human Service Agencies and Advocates Need to Know

With the new focus under WIOA on serving low-income individuals who face barriers to employment, this is an opportunity for human service providers and advocates to engage workforce programs to improve the services available to their common customers. Human service programs can draw upon the resources and experience of the workforce system to help customers attain self-sufficiency through employment. Workforce systems can learn from partnerships with human service providers about the services and supports needed by those who face barriers to employment. Together, human service and workforce programs have an opportunity to ensure quality services and job training for low-income individuals.

To learn more, read this brief by Helly Lee.