WIOA Training Provider
Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Training Programs
The WIOA is a federally funded program that assists job seekers in obtaining employment through its Adult, Dislocate Workers and Out of School Youth Program. The Central Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (CAPTE) works to create and operate a premier workforce development system that fosters economic development by linking employers and job seekers with Eligible Training Providers of Education and Training. CAPTE also seeks to enhance the skills of those individuals that are unemployed and underemployed living below the poverty level, thus creating a workforce of highly skilled and self-sufficient workers in the CAPTE region (Jefferson, Shelby, Blount, Chilton, and St. Clair and Walker counties).
ADULT- To be eligible for the Adult Worker program the participant must be 18 years or older; possess at least one (1) barriers to employment; actively seeking employment; and unable to find employment due to their barriers. Eligible participants may receive a number of career services, which may include outreach, direct referral, job placement assistance, and labor market information. Through career center services, participants are able to receive career counseling and a comprehensive assessment by the development of an Individual Employment Plan (IEP).
Training Services for those that qualify include both occupational training and/or classroom training. Training options include the utilization of Individual Training Account (ITA) or On the Job Training (OJT). The ITA or OJT provides the funding for eligible participant in the form of a grant.
All Eligible Training Providers are approved by the Alabama Department of Commerce based on their qualifications and quality of training services.
Priority services are given to veterans, recipients on public assistance and low income individuals.
DISLOCATED WORKER - The Dislocated Worker program is for persons who are 18 years old and up who have been terminated or laid off of their job through no fault of their own; received a notice of termination or laid off of their job through no fault of their own; exhausted all of their unemployment insurance; be self-employed, but is unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community due to a natural disaster; or a displaced homemaker or the spouse of a Dislocated Worker and/or a person who is no longer solely supported by another family member. These individuals are eligible for the same services as presented in the Adult Program (Core and Training Services).
YOUTH - The Youth Program provides education, training, and employment opportunities for disadvantaged or at risk youth. Services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual and may include tutoring; study skills training and instruction leading to completion of secondary school; dropout prevention strategies; alternative school services; summer employment opportunities linked to academic and occupational learning; paid and unpaid work experience to include job shadowing and internship; occupational skills training such as vocational classes or On-The-Job Training (OJT); leadership development opportunities; supportive services such as transportation and child care; adult mentoring; follow-up services to help individuals who have completed the program; and guidance counseling.
INCUMBENT WORKER – The Incumbent Worker Training Program provides financial assistance to qualifying Alabama, for-profit companies. It provides skills training to full-time permanent company workers. Training must be for a business necessity that will enhance the companies’ abilities to compete in global economies; expand present markets; and help ensure the permanency of the business in Alabama. For workers, the training will upgrade present work skills; heighten job security; provide marketable skills; and increase the possibility of higher wages and promotional opportunities. The WIOA staff administers monitors, evaluates, and provides fiscal and agreement compliance assistance during the training process. The maximum funding award for training projects is $50,000 and the initial agreement duration may not exceed twelve months.
RAPID RESPONSE- Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification Act (WARN) Act- This Program provides services to employers with employees facing upcoming layoffs-60 day advance notice of plant closings and mass layoffs. Rapid Response provides a quick response to upcoming layoffs; helps in conducting an orderly shutdown; provides pre-layoff services designed to help employees shorten their transition time; provides information to employees about alternative employment or training opportunities, provides assistance with Unemployment Insurance and Workers’ Compensation; and provides assistance with coordination of services for employees with the Workforce Board and One Stop Career Center.
ON-THE-JOB TRAINING (OJT) - The OJT program provides training to individuals who are unskilled or lacking adequate job skills. Individuals are placed in occupations that will enhance their prospects for long-term employment and lead to self-sufficiency. Individuals are paid the same wages as other entry-level employees in the same occupation. Employers may receive up to 50% reimbursement of the employee’s wages while they train. Employers must be an established business with workers compensation insurance.