ERIC Number: ED472038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Summary Report on WIA (Workforce Investment Act) Implementation.
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Since the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) was enacted in 1998, considerable efforts have been expended at the federal, state, and local levels to effect the transition to the new system mandated by WIA. Several states phased into the new system in July 1999, and all other states followed in mid-2000. Active participation by partner agencies has proved key to WIA's implementation. The regional offices of the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) have provided considerable staff training and technical assistance to state and local workforce boards and staff. Recent onsite visits and reports tracking WIA's implementation have confirmed that states and localities have generally made great strides in implementing WIA. Although some areas have thus far only met WIA's basic requirements, others have gone beyond the basic requirements and are striving for full implementation of WIA's written words and intent. The onsite visits also identified additional challenges and next steps in the following areas of implementing WIA's provisions: governance; one-stop operations; memoranda of understanding; services for adult and dislocated workers; development of a comprehensive system of youth services; WIA expenditures; and accountability. According to the recent assessment of progress in implementing WIA, there is every reason to expect that the law's implementation will eventually be completely successful. (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation, Career Centers, Cooperative Planning, Delivery Systems, Dislocated Workers, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Program Administration, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Public Agencies, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, State Action, State of the Art Reviews, Systems Approach, Technical Assistance, Trainers, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998