The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Program (WIOA) is a federally funded work training program that assists students who meet both eligibility and suitability requirements. The eligible student will be learning new skills for tomorrow’s workforce. WIOA may pay a small travel stipend or assist with child care expenses to those who qualify. It may also pay for program required tuition, fees, books, supplies, and/or other related materials that fall within program limits.
All applicants who are deemed eligible and suitable may not be accepted into the WIOA program for the semester for which they have applied. In that situation, a WIOA staff member will explain to an applicant the reasoning for denial, and an applicant’s file will be placed in holding until the next semester. All applicants will be notified as to whether they are accepted, placed in holding, or denied.
WIOA cannot assist students who are training in certain medical programs until all pre-requisite classes have been completed, and the student has been accepted into the program of study. WIOA may assist with other programs of study as they begin. A WIOA application can be obtained by visiting your local campus’s WIOA department.
Applicants are expected to be enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours of credit classes) and must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher, have good work ethics grades, good attendance, and maintain a positive attitude. Having fewer credit hours may be acceptable based on a student's program of study.
New participants are required to attend a meeting at which all policies and procedures and other information regarding the requirements of the WIOA program will be discussed.
WIOA participants must complete their program of study within a two-year time period and be ready to go to work.
Failure to return all of the application pages and required documentation may result in receiving no assistance from WIOA.
Please call the numbers below for information regarding WIOA
- CCC, WCC, WMC - Call 706-764-3201, 706-764-3562, or 706-764-3818
- FCC, GCC, PCC - Call 706-295-6840