Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
WIOA, passed by Congress in 2014, is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get Americans, including those with significant barriers to employment, into high quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.
WIA is Now WIOA: What the New Bill Means for People with Disabilities (2014 ) (PDF)
Online event archive: WIOA: Opportunities and Challenges: Impact on State Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Agencies
Example of State Efforts: District of Colombia
New Assessment Process The DDS began piloting a new assessment process for Ability One placements to determine whether the setting complies with WIOA and the HCBS Final Rule (2014) to ensure people are truly engaged in competitive integrated employment. The process outlines the