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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the authorizing legislation for workforce development programs administered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA). WIOA funding is allotted to states based on a formula and are typically administered through local Workforce Development Boards.

WIOA is supportive of Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAP). Local Workforce Development Boards can help finance the primary components of RAP including on-the-job training, related training instruction (RTI), and supportive services, if the individuals (apprentices or prospective apprentices) are eligible for WIOA services as a qualified Adult, Dislocated Worker, or Youth as defined by WIOA criteria.

To find out more about WIOA in your state or county, please visit our Partner Finder to locate the Workforce Development Board and American Job Center near you.