Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act Program

by Mescalero Apache Tribe | October 20, 2015 9:31 am


P.O. Box 277 Mescalero, NM 88340

Phone: (575) 464 -9202 Fax: (575) 464-4333

The WIOA Program is temporarily located in the Activity Hall across from the Human Resource office. WIOA office numbers are still (575) 464-9217 & 464-9202.

On July 22, 2014 President Barack Obama sign into law WIOA – Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act. This act was passed by Congress by a wide bipartisan majority and had been implemented on July 1, 2015; this is the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in more than 15 years. WIOA replaced the WIA Program on July 1, 2015. The WIOA Program is to help job seekers and worker access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and match employers with skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

To be eligible for services under the WIOA Programs you will need to meet the following requirements: Native American, be low income in a “high” poverty area, live within the geographical service area along with other documents that are needed.

The WIOA Program wants to provide job seekers with skilled employees so the following services are offered:

WIOA also has a youth component the Supplemental Youth Services for youth between the ages of 14 – 24. The WIOA Act increased the youth age from 14 – 21 to 14 – 24 years old. Also, in the Act it requires that grantees spend 75% of its formal funding on out-of-school youth and 20% towards in-school youth.

The eligibility requirements are similar as the Adult component; must be Native American, low-income in a “high” poverty area and live within the geographical area also, we require a birth certificate for proof of age.

Under WIOA-SYSP, the following activities are allowed for out-of-school youth:

Mescalero Apache Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act has funding available for your training needs, books and supplies!

Need a G.E.D?

Need Career Training?

We will assist with Driver’s License if you are a WIOA participate!

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