Adult Program – Workforce Investment Act

PRIORITY OF SERVICE TO VETERANS  Click here for more information

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult Program provides workforce investment activities that increase the employment, retention, and earnings, and increase occupational skill attainment by participants, leading to economic self-sufficiency.

Eligibility

You may be eligible for the adult program if you are 18 years of age or older, low-income, experience barrier(s) to employment (high school dropout, individual with disabilities, offender/ex-offenders, low basic skills, single parent, limited English skills, Receiving TANF, just to name a few); and are anxious to learn a job skill and complete the program. Priority of service is given to veterans and spouses of veterans. Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for selective service. www.sss.gov/

Considerations are also made for people seeking careers in high demand occupations such as health care.

Services
  •  Career Counseling
  •  Specialized Job Search Preparation
  •  Workshops
  •  Training Plan Development
  •  Tuition Assistance
  •  Work Experience
  •  On The Job Training
  •  Job Placement Assistance
  •  Emergency Support Service necessary to complete training and/or remain employed.
  •  Follow up counseling and support for 1 year after employment

How to apply: Contact your local WorkSource Center.

WorkSource Kittitas
309 East Mountain View
Ellensburg, WA 98926
509-925-5311
FAX: 509-925-1004

WorkSource Yakima
306 Division
Yakima, WA 98902
(509) 574-0105
PFP Direct Line: (509) 573-4556
TTY: (509) 574-0143

WorkSource Toppenish Affiliate
706 Rentschler Lane
Toppenish, WA 98948
509-865-5221
FAX: 509-865-2485

WorkSource Sunnyside
1925 Morgan Road
Sunnyside, WA 98944
PFP Direct Line: 509-836-1156
Fax: 509-836-1164
TTY: (509) 836-1130

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Helpful links

http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov/ search occupations, labor market demand, colleges

http://www.thecalculator.org/ find out how much you need to earn

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ apply for financial aid

http://www.yakimacounty.us/e&t/default.htm Overview of all workforce services and helpful links

http://www.workforceexplorer.com One-stop site to explore interests, wages, occupational demand and educational programs.

http://www.Go2Worksource.com links to Washington State one-stop resources for job seekers and employers.

 


People For People is an equal opportunity agency and provider of employment & training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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