The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act requires states to submit a four-year workforce plan to the US Department of Labor (USDOL). Alaska’s WIOA Plan was submitted on March 29, 2016. You may view or download the entire plan here. The vision, goals, and strategies for Alaska’s workforce system are also summarized.
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development announces two competitive grant opportunities for FY17. For details, please visit the following links to download the RGAs.
- State Training and Employment Program RGA – http://labor.alaska.gov/bp/forms/STEP_FY17_RGA.pdf
- WIOA Youth Program RGA – http://labor.alaska.gov/bp/forms/WIOA_Youth_RGA_SFY17.pdf
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
The State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development will be hosting information and planning meetings open to the public. Preview the proposed agenda here. The meetings will be held from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM as scheduled below:
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Centennial Hall Convention Center
101 Egan Drive
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Thursday, November 5, 2015
1:00 – 4:00 PM
University of Alaska
Board of Regents Conference Room 109
910 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
1:00 – 4:00 PM
William A Egan Civic & Convention Center
Lower Level located in Summit Hall
555 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
- For more information please contact Marcia Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For the full online public notice, please visit https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=178382.
- For more information about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, please visit the US Department of Labor website at http://www.doleta.gov/wioa/.
- Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should contact Bejean Page at (907) 269-7327 no later than 5 days before the accommodation is needed.
ANCHORAGE: Alaska is one of just six states to win a competitive U.S. Department of Labor grant to help youth with disabilities find jobs and achieve financial independence. The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development and applied for the grant in partnership with support from the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Health and Social Services, Department of Education and Early Development, and the Anchorage School District.
“This grant means that hundreds more Alaskans with disabilities will be able to find jobs and support themselves and their families,” said Commissioner Heidi Drygas.
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