CLASP’s Opportunities for Action is a series of short memos with recommendations for state and local areas to fully realize the options in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to help low-income and lower-skilled youth and adults achieve economic success.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the federal legislation governing the public workforce system—and it is up for reauthorization for the first time since 2014. As Congress considers reauthorization, CLASP recommends focusing on five priorities to help people secure better jobs.
This is a reference guide on the WIOA adult program’s priority of service, providing recommendations as well as text and citations from the statute, final rules, guidance, planning requirements, and data collection in one place for easy reference.
These strategic planning entities are critical to directly link youth stakeholders and experts to decision making about funding and resource allocation, service implementation, performance measures, and reporting.
States should determine whether partners have built career pathway programs that meet the definition in WIOA and offer infrastructure and guidance on defining and tracking participants who are on a "state-recognized" career pathway.
The local plan will outline the strategic and operational functions local boards undertake with WIOA and required one-stop partners in the development and implementation of a career pathway program or programs that serve local employers and residents.