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Workforce Investment Act
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) provides the framework for a unique national workforce preparation and employment system designed to meet the needs of the nation’s businesses and the needs of job seekers and those who want to further their careers.

The goal of the ACT is to increase employment, retention, and earnings of participants and in doing so, improve the quality of the workforce to sustain economic growth, enhance productivity and competitiveness and reduce welfare dependency.

Who are our Customers?

On-the-Job (OJT) – adults are trained by private employers

Dislocated Workers – laid off and long-termed unemployed persons are retrained.

Youth Programs – improve your reading and math skills; get your Diploma/GED Summer Employment Opportunities.

 Employee Based Training (EBT)  Youth Programs/Services
Employer Information Tutoring, Study Skills Training
Participant Information Comprehensive Guidance & Counseling 
Incumbent Worker Training Leadership Development Opportunities 
Customized Training Summer Employment Opportunities 
Occupational Skill Training Alternative Secondary School Offerings
Labor Market Information Adult Mentoring

City of Shreveport, Louisiana