Local planning for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is underway, and adult educators should weigh in. That’s the message of a new fact sheet from the National Skills Coalition.
Under WIOA, local areas are required to develop four-year plans for addressing workforce needs in program years 2017-2020. Plans are required to include both strategic and operational elements. Among the specific components required in local plans are analyses of regional economic conditions, local employers’ skill needs, the education and skill needs of the local workforce, labor market trends, and current workforce development activities in the local area.
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