Our WIOA Plan

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Our WIOA Plan

Our WIOA Plan

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides designated regions and local workforce development areas the responsibility to create employment and training systems tailored specifically to regional economies. These systems must meet the needs of the full range of learners and workers, including those with barriers to employment. The system must also address the specific needs of regional employers and the skills they require. WIOA requires the Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) to submit a local plan to the Governor. If the local area is part of a planning region, the LWDB will work collaboratively with other LWDBs in the designated region to prepare and submit its local plan as part of a regional plan. The local and regional plans provide the framework for local areas to define how their workforce development systems will achieve the purposes of WIOA. The regional and local plans serve as 4-year action plans to develop, align, and integrate the region and local area’s job driven workforce development systems, and provide the platform to achieve the local area’s visions and strategic goals.

As required by WIOA, the five Local Workforce Development Boards in the 10-county metro Atlanta region (Workforce Region 3) have prepared a regional workforce plan for the counties of Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale.  In addition, each of the five LWDBs has prepared unique local workforce plans for their service area. Fulton County, as the fiscal and administrative agent for the Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System Board (FCWPES), prepared a local workforce plan update.

The regional workforce plan and the Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System Workforce Development Board local workforce plan documents are available for review here:  

Fulton County WIOA Local Workforce Plan

GA Region 3 WIOA Regional Workforce Plan

Hard copies of the regional and local workforce plans are available for review at the Fulton County Workforce Career Centers.

Comments will be accepted during a 30-day public comment period beginning July 14, 2016, and ending on Monday, August 15th.   Email comments to: owd@fultoncountyga.gov

In addition, you may submit comments via a brief survey, which seeks additional stakeholder input related to awareness and access to WIOA services.   The survey may be found here: http://goo.gl/forms/2WbScyw706OCneAk1

Fulton County

Workforce career centers

North Fulton Career Center

South Fulton Career Center

Adamsville regional health center