Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Individuals interested in training for a new career may be eligible for assistance through WIOA. Available services are based on need determination and include tuition assistance, book allowances, uniform/supplies and career counseling.
Applications are currently being accepted.
Services under this program are eligibility-based . Anyone interested must meet and be able to document preliminary eligibility criteria to be a potential candidate.
Veterans and their eligible spouses continue to have priority of service for WIOA and other designated job-training programs funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Labor. Refer to Administrator’s Memo 10-2, Implementation of Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses, for further information on this requirement.
Under WIOA, individualized career services and training services have a given priority, regardless of funding levels, with priority given to the following:
- Public assistance recipients;
- Low-income adults; and/or
- Individuals who are basic-skills deficient.
Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program, training services may only be provided for a State-approved occupation which appear on the list below. This list is called the Regional Targeted Occupations List (RTOL). Please review the list to assist you in making a career choice.
2020-2021 Priority Training (RTOL) – Regional TOL for Adults and Dislocated Workers
After July 1, 2014, WIOA low-income adults and dislocated workers should utilize the new RTOL when selecting a WIOA training program.
This RTOL was developed after extensive and exhaustive research into our local, regional and the statewide labor and job market. In addition, our CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors, consisting of local business experts, reviewed and approved this RTOL. Any interested WIOA applicants should click on the link above to review and explore the training programs listed prior to selecting a training program.
2020-2021 Regional Targeted Occupations List (RTOL) – RTOL for Youth, Welfare Transition Program, and Other Programs
For other funding such Trade Impacted (TAA), Welfare Transition Program (WTP), WIOA Youth and Adult licensure, candidates may click on and review the RTOL for Youth, WTP and other programs for Pinellas County. However, we do encourage all customers to select from the RTOL Priority Training list above as these training programs are primarily focused on those occupational areas that are in highest demand in this area.
There may be additional criteria that CareerSource Pinellas and/or training providers may require for selected occupations. For example, if a school’s training program for licensed practical nurse (LPN) requires a candidate to read, write and compute math at a 10th grade level, then the assessment must reflect that the enrolling candidate meets this requirement.
If you have completed your search for an approved training provider and training program and wish to start the online application for WIOA services, please click on the WIOA Application tab.