Workforce Investment Act

Employment Skills and Training


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 

Program Description
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act  is designed to provide quality employment and training services to assist eligible individuals in finding and qualifying for meaningful employment, and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business.

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  • To increase employment, as measured by entry into unsubsidized employment;
  • To increase retention in unsubsidized employment six months after entry into employment;
  • To increase earnings received in unsubsidized employment; and
  • To enhance customer satisfaction for participants and for employers

Services are provided through NCIDC's three field offices in Eureka, Yreka, and Crescent City. There are three levels of service available to all jobseekers:

  • Core services - includes outreach, job search and placement assistance, and labor market information;
  • Intensive services - includes more comprehensive assessments, development of individual employment plans and counseling and career planning; and
  • Training services - available to those who have been unable to find employment through intensive services. Customers are linked to job opportunities in their communities, including both occupational training and training in basic skills.

Additional Services
“Supportive” services such as transportation, childcare, dependent care, housing and needs-related payments are provided under certain circumstances to allow an individual to participate in the program.

“Rapid Response” services at the employment site for employers and workers who are expected to lose their jobs as a result of company closings and mass layoffs are also available. 

Target Population
All American Indian adults, 18 years and older, click here.
All American Indian youth ages 16-21, click here.