Adult Program – Workforce Investment Act
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult Program provides workforce investment activities that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants, and increase occupational skill attainment by participants, which will improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the economy.
You may be eligible for the adult program if you are 18 years of age or older, p ossess barrier(s) to employment (high school dropout, disabilities, offender/ex-offenders, basic skills deficient just to name a few); and willing to learn, complete the program, and more importantly, have the motivation to work.
ServicesThe Workforce Investment Act mandates that participants are provided core, intensive and training services. Core services are basic information about our programs and other government programs made available for job seekers. Intensive, job training and other services assist participants to attain and retain employment.
Additional InformationFor additional information on the WIA adult program contact:
|Basic Health (Health care insurance for low income individuals or families)||To apply, contact: 1-800-660-9840|
|Working Connections Child Care (Help with child care costs)||To apply, contact: 1-800-446-1114|
|Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)||To apply, contact: 1-877-KIDS-NOW|
|ECEAP (Subsidized programs for infant, toddlers, and preschoolers)||To apply, contact: 360-725-2830|
|Housing Assistance||To apply, contact: 1-800-955-2232|
|Food Stamps||To apply, contact: 1-877-980-9140|
|Head Start (For children 3-5 years old)||To apply, contact: 360-725-2830|
|Medicaid (Social and health services for low income individuals or families)||To apply, contact: 1-800-562-3022|
|Utility Assistance (LIHEAP) (Help with heating and electricity bills for low income individuals and families)||To apply, contact: 360-725-2866|
Workforce Development Councils: www.washingtonworkforce.org/WDCs/index.php
Washington Information Network (WIN) 211: www.win211.org
Families Northwest: www.strongerfamilies.org
People For People: www.pfp.org
Washington Career Bridge: www.careerbridge.wa.gov