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DOL Seeks Public Comments on State WIOA Unified State Plan


On July 22, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which provides federal funding to states to offer job training, education, and career services to individuals who are experiencing high barriers to employment, including homeless jobseekers.

On December 30, 2015, the Connecticut Department of Labor released the State of Connecticut Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Unified State Plan Draft, a four-year strategic plan to address the state’s workforce development.

This plan provides an excellent opportunity for homeless services stakeholders to provide feedback on the State Plan to ensure that the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness are addressed. It includes six WIOA core programs: adult program, dislocated worker program, youth program, Wagner-Peyser Act program, adult education and family literacy act program, and vocational rehabilitation program.

Interested parties should submit their comments no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, February 1, 2016 to Kim Andy, CT Department of Labor, Office of Workforce Competitiveness, at or by mail to:

Kim Andy

CT Department of Labor

Office of Workforce Competitiveness

200 Folly Brook Boulevard

Wethersfield, CT 06109

Click here to access the CT WIOA Unified State Plan. 


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