Workforce Innovation And Opportunity Act
Due to COVID 19 our offices are temporarily closed to the public and we are not taking applications at this time . Please check back as we are anticipating re-opening this application as soon as we resume normal business operations.
At this time, WIOA Program Funding availability is as follows:
- WIOA Low Income Adult is available as of 3/11/2020
- WIOA Dislocated Worker is available as of 11/01/2019
We appreciate your patience and understanding while we complete this review of available funding.
WIOA Program Eligibility
Services under the WIOA program are eligibility-based. Therefore, all interested applicants must meet and be able to document general and funding-specific eligibility criteria in order to be considered for enrollment.
All eligible applicants must be a resident of Hillsborough County, 18 years of age or older, and meet U.S. citizenship or permanent resident requirements.
WIOA Services Include:
Individualized Career Services
*** Please Complete only ONE pre-screen. Multiple applications will delay processing ***Individual Career Services (ICS) Pre-Screen
Individualized Career Services provides one-on-one career coaching services tailored to the individual’s unique employment need. Services may include:
• Assessment of skill levels and interest profiles
• Creation of an individualized career development plan
• Resume assistance
• Labor market information
• Interview coaching
• Job search assistance
*** Please Complete only ONE pre-screen. Multiple applications will delay processing ***On-the-Job Training (OJT) Pre-screen
On-the-Job Training (OJT) provides WIOA eligible participants occupational skills and training essential to the performance of a specific job. OJT is an “earn and learn” employment model where participants may upgrade, retool and increase employability skills. OJT addresses local employers’ workforce needs, enhances the skills of the participants and aids employers in attaining qualified, skilled workforce with the competencies that are needed.
Two unique features of OJT:
1. The participant begins training as a new employee
2. The participant receives training at the workplace, under appropriate supervision, acquiring occupational skills and knowledge in an “on-the-job” training environment
OJT is most appropriate for:
• Adults with barriers to employment; i.e. unemployed workers, underemployed workers
• Dislocated workers in need of new employer-based skills
Occupational Skills Training
Occupational Skills training includes tuition assistance through WIOA funding. The WIOA program can include assistance with instructional costs, books, materials, and uniforms/supplies. The primary focus of this funding is education and training for one of this area’s targeted occupations. Upon completion of an approved training program, CareerSource Tampa Bay will help match your skills with jobs that are currently in demand.
The WIOA program is geared towards customer choice. Individuals who are interested in training services are invited to review and research the options presented on our approved training provider list This list was developed after extensive research into our local, regional, and statewide labor and job market. In addition, our Board of Directors, which consists of local business experts, have reviewed and approved this list.
These lists are updated on an annual basis. Training vendor and program selections must fall on the lists noted below in order to be considered for enrollment through the WIOA program.
Approved Training Vendors and Targeted Occupations Lists
- Approved Training Provider Programs for 2019-2020: (PDF) (Excel)
- Local Targeted Occupations List for 2019–2020: (PDF)
- Registered Apprenticeships List for 2019-2020: (PDF)
WIOA Program Informational Sessions
If you have reviewed the information above, but still have questions, we invite you to attend one of our informational sessions. While you are not required to make an appointment to attend one of these sessions, we do ask for your timely presence. Individuals who arrive late for the start of a session will be asked to come back at a later session offering.
Informational sessions are hosted in our Tampa office at 9215 N. Florida Ave, Suite 101, Tampa, FL 33612. Informational sessions are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
WIOA Program Online Pre-screen
To start the enrollment process, applicants will need to fully complete the WIOA prescreen below. Once completed, you will be assigned to a WIOA Career Counselor who will contact you about your next steps within two business days. If you do not see an email in your inbox, please be sure to check your spam/junk folders.
*** Please Complete only ONE pre-screen. Multiple applications will delay processing ***
We appreciate your patience and understanding while we complete this review of available funding.Occupational Skills Training Pre-screen
WIOA Program Appointments
Current WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth program participants must have a scheduled appointment in order to be seen by their assigned WIOA Career Counselor. Walk-ins are not accepted.
Questions / Comments
WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs/Enrollment: