As a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Public Law 113-128, the Wyoming Workforce Development Council has been reappointed in-line with Governor Matthew H. Mead's Executive Order 2015-5.
WIOA was written "to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the United States, and to promote individual and national economic growth, and for other purposes."
WIOA authorizes and brings together the following core programs:
The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education have issued five rules implementing WIOA. WIOA is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.
On August 19, 2016, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education announce the publication of the WIOA final rules in the Federal Register:
Additional information on the final rules, including the materials below, are available here.