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    Since 2007, the Ohio Workforce Coalition has been bringing together leaders from education and training institutions, economic and workforce development organizations, business and industry, labor, and human service providers. The Coalition promotes public policies that build the skills of adult workers, meet employer skill needs, and strengthen the workforce system to ensure opportunity and prosperity for Ohio families.

WIA 201: Adult and dislocated worker eligibility

Confused about what makes adults and dislocated workers eligible for WIA services? This presentation should answer your questions.

7 Responses

  1. I am not sure who I need to speak to about elidgability or even applying for a WIA grant. I have been out of work for a long time, and am desperate to get educated so I can start a new career. Please help point the way for me.

    Thank You,

    • Hi Michele-

      The best place to start is at your local One-Stop. You can find details on the local of your local One-Stop at http://jfs.ohio.gov/owd/wia/wiamap.stm. If you click on your county, it will take you to the address and contact information for your location.

      It may also be worth checking with your local community college or adult career center. They should be able to advise you on what programs are currently offering financial support.


    • Good luck I applied in trumbull county last may and never heard a word back. Seems they have no problem wasting your time. Just a heads up.

      • Hi Brian-

        It’s too bad you didn’t have a good experience, and I am sure it was quite frustrating. The One-Stops have been very busy, as I’m sure you can imagine, and most do a good job of getting back with customers. You can go to any One-Stop, regardless of where you live. That sounds like a hassle, but I wanted you to know it’s an option. Let me know if I can help in any way.

        Rebecca/Ohio Workforce Coalition

      • Brian, my name is Bill Turner and I am the Administrator of the Trumbull County One Stop. Please contact me at (330) 675-7711 or at turnew01@odjfs.state.oh.us to discuss your issue further. Thank you.

  2. I am a bit confused on how to go about talking to somebody to see if I might qualify for WIA funding. I have spoken to many people in my same career field who have received the funding. The only problem is that everybody says something different about who to talk to. It seems that it is somebody different everytime I speak with somebody. I would appreciate any and all help that you might be able to lend. Thank you for your time

    • Hi Cory-

      I have been out of the office for the last two weeks and I’m not back quite yet. As soon as I return I’ll send you additional information. Can you tell me which part of the state you live in so I can provide you with the most accurate info?



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