Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program that helps you start, continue, or finish your education. Choose from more than 85 options with industry-recognized, certificate-bearing training programs in occupations where there is stability and growth.

Hot Career Areas Offer Opportunities for Growth


  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Construction
  • Environmental Services
  • Family and Community Services
  • Fire and Emergency Services
  • Medical Administration and Support Services
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Food and Beverage Services
  • Health Professions
  • Information Technology
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Legal Services
  • Maintenance and Operations
  • Manufacturing Production
  • US DOL Registered Apprenticeship Program

Eligible Groups for Certification and Training

Some possible ways to qualify include:

  • Low-income.
  • Certain veterans or veteran spouses.
  • Dislocated workers due to plant closures, company downsizing, or other significant changes in market conditions.
  • Not working as a result of general economic conditions.
  • Being a displaced homemaker.
  • Unemployed.
  • Underemployed.

Finish Your Program Ready to Work


No out-of-pocket costs

  • Books, materials, uniforms, transportation, or other needs related to getting your certificate are provided at no cost.

Plenty of Support

  • Dedicated WIOA coaches to help you complete your program, plus you’ll receive all the perks of being an ECC student, including wellness and academic counseling, student life activities, tutoring, mentorship programs, job search assistance, and career development assistance.