WIOA and Career and Technical Education

The enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which goes into effect on July 1, 2015,
provides new opportunities for the workforce system and Career and Technical Education (CTE) to work together.
Whether a state creates a “Combined Plan” that includes WIOA and the State Plan for Perkins, or a state writes a
“Unified Plan,”1 the state should consider how these programs can best work together to prepare individuals for
careers that meet employer skill needs. This paper outlines some key areas where alignment can occur.

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