Adult Program

  • In general, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Adult program provides resources to enable workers to obtain or retain good jobs by providing them with workforce services such as job assistance, career guidance, and training opportunities. The Adult program is designed to:

    • Help employers meet their workforce needs by connecting them to skilled workers.
    • Provide eligible adults with basic and individualized career services and the training services necessary to obtain good jobs; and
    • Prioritize provision of these services to recipients of public assistance; other low-income individuals; and individuals who are basic skills deficient.
  • Eligibility
    • Must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Must be able to work in the United States or are a US citizen.
    • If male, must be registered with Selective Service.

    Priority of Service
    WIOA provides statutory priority for adults 18 years of age and older who are:

    • Recipients of public assistance.
    • Other low-income individuals; or
    • Individuals who are basic skills deficient.
  • The Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Data and Operations Bureau has statewide oversight responsibilities as the administrative entity for the WIOA Adult Program. These responsibilities include grant management, fiscal controls, participant data collection and tracking, service provider training, technical assistance, and policy development and interpretation of federal statue. Adult services are provided by local service providers. Please see service provider listing.  

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