WIA Explained: Part One

June 04, 2014

Only three of the 15 programs were actually funded by the government last year, according to a tally by the National Skills Coalition. So getting rid of the old hangers-on is in many ways a symbolic change — at least while current fiscal constraints in Congress last. Two of the three programs marked for elimination, WIA Incentive Grants and the Workforce Innovation Fund, fund new and innovative projects in states and were two of the only pots of discretionary funding for workforce training in WIA. The incentive grants can be used for career and technical education in high schools as well.