Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded employment and training program.  The Shiawassee RESD WIOA program serves youth 14-21 years of age. To qualify for the program, students must meet federal, low income guidelines and meet one or more of the following barriers to employment:

  • deficient in basic literacy skill (at or below grade level 8.9 in reading and/or math)
  • juvenile offender
  • foster child
  • homeless or runaway
  • pregnant or parenting
  • student with a disability

Students develop job skills through employment in public, private, or non-profit organizations.

WIOA Provides Youth with...

  • Community Referrals
  • Drop-Out Prevention Training
  • Employability Skills
  • Employer Mentors
  • Leadership Development
  • Real World Job Training
  • Resume upon Exit
  • Self-Esteem Lessons
  • Team Building Activities

Benefits to Employers

  • The opportunity to train and hire your next best employee
  • Become a mentor to a student
  • Have a positive impact on our community

How do I get more information?

If you would like more information regarding the WIOA program or are an employer that would like to host a student please call the WIOA Coordinator at the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District @ 989-743-3471. The Shiawassee RESD WIOA program is a partner with MichiganWorks!, various community agencies, the Shiawassee RESD work study program and all eight school districts.

WIOA Newsletters

July 2021


Contact Us

Vonda Evans
WIOA Coordinator

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