The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the federal program that funds state and local workforce initiatives and provides a variety of job training services for adults and youth. In Alaska, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) is the state agency designated to receive WIOA funds and implement its provisions. WIOA requires states to submit a four-year workforce plan to the USDOL. The writing of a new strategic workforce development plan is a major opportunity for Alaska. WIOA emphasizes sector partnerships, career pathways, cross-program data and measurement, and job-driven investments. This state plan describes the workforce development system that Alaskans want, and explains how DOLWD will use WIOA and other state and federal programs to achieve that vision. The state plan must be submitted to the US Department of Labor by April 1, 2016.
DOLWD invites public comment on the draft four-year WIOA plan for Alaska. Comments will be accepted through February 23, 2016.
* You may download the plan from the department’s WIOA webpage at http://labor.state.ak.us/wioa/home.htm
* Submit comments here http://www.cvent.com/d/5fqpfp