The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law on July 22, 2014, is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. WIOA supersedes titles I and II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amends the Wagner-Peyser Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Section 116 of WIOA establishes performance accountability indicators and performance reporting requirements to assess the effectiveness of States and local areas in achieving positive outcomes for individuals served by the workforce development system’s six core programs. These six core programs are:

 

Department of Education

US Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

Department of Education

US Department of Education – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)

US Department of Education – Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)