Workforce Innovation and Opporunities Act (WIOA) is a no-cost employment program designed to give job seekers the support and/or skills training they need to find a job.

What kind of training is available?

To ensure that individuals receiving training find jobs, WIOA only provides funding for training in occupations with good earnings potential and in growing industries in our East Texas Workforce Board area. A complete list of the occupations for which training is available is linked here. If selected for WIOA-funded training, job seekers are able to pick the training provider of their choice. For a complete list of training providers certified for the WIOA program in the area, please visit


The WIOA program is available to low-income adult workers and dislocated workers living in East Texas. Basic eligibility for the program includes:

  • United States citizenship or eligible to work in the United States
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Number
  • If male and born after January 1, 1960, must be registered with the Selected Service

(To verify selective service registration, visit

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding provides job search assistance and educational training

Your first step! To get started with WIOA services, we provide an orientation on the program.