WIOA and Adult Education

The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which goes into effect on July 1, 2015, provides new opportunities for the public workforce and adult education systems to work together. In particular, the law requires that each state develop a unified plan that describes strategic and operational elements across WIOA’s four titles. Thus, WIOA’s workforce (Title I) and adult education (Title II) activities will need to be more closely coordinated. This brief outlines some key areas where alignment can occur.