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WIOA


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) is a federally funded program that eligible adults and dislocated workers into the workforce through training and/or education.

To be eligible for the program a person must be

  • 18 year of age or older
  • A resident of the 15 counties of Northwest Georgia service area (Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Paulding, Haralson, Pickens, Gordon, Chattooga, Gilmer, Murray, Whitfield, Walker, Catoosa, Fannin, and Dade)
  • A dislocated work (unemployed or laid off due to lack of work, company closing, downsizing, etc)

Or

  • Displaced Homemaker (loss of spouse due to death or divorce)

Or

  • Low-income which is categorized by receiving public assistance (food stamps, TANF, etc) or income to family size ratio falls within guidelines.

 

Programs That WIOA covers at Georgia Highlands College:

Accounting

Business Administration

Criminal Justice

Dental Hygiene (last two years)

Human Services

Mathematics

Nursing (last two years)

Psychology

Teacher Education

 

WIOA could also cover the following programs if two or more students are interested:

Agriculture

Art

Computer information Systems

Computer Science

History

Journalism

Philosophy

Political Science

Pre-Engineering

Biology

Chemistry

Geology

Physics

Sociology

If interested contact:

Megan Conner WIOA Career Coordinator

706-368-7768 or mconner@highlands.edu

 



Page last updated: May 30, 2017