WIA

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a federally funded training and job program that creates a new approach providing workforce investment activities through statewide and local systems.  Authorized workforce investment activities provided at the local level benefit job seekers, dislocated workers, youth, foster care participants, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities, and employers.  These activities promote an increase in employment, job retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment by participants.  This improves the quality of the workforce, reduces welfare dependency, and enhances the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.

How Can WIA Help Me?

If you are unemployed or just need a better job the West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11 can help.  Or maybe you are an employer looking for qualified workers; the West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11 can help there too.

The West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11, in conjunction with the Tennessee Career Center at Jackson, is here to help you assess your skills and develop a career plan.  Our friendly staff can match your skills with current job openings as well as help you enhance your current job search skills.

Ready to get started?

Call your local county office today to see how the West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11 may be able to meet your career needs.

Need A Better Job?

Are you looking for a job?  Do you need additional training in order to find a job?  Did you just graduate from high school, tech school, or college and need help finding employment?  Do you want to establish a career path or need that career change or promotion?  Do you need additional training in order to get ahead in your present company?  PERHAPS WE CAN HELP!

The West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11, in conjunction with the Tennessee Career Center at Jackson, is here to help you assess your skills and develop a career plan.  Our friendly staff can match your skills with current job openings as well as help you enhance your current job search skills.

Call your local county office today to see how the West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11 may be able to meet your career needs.

Youth Services

The West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11 places a major emphasis on youth by targeting the at-risk youth of our communities–youth who have not done well in school systems and who have other barriers limiting their ability to get and keep good jobs.

How Can The WIA Youth Program Help Me?

Youth Services conducted by the West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11 cover a broad range of coordinated activities including opportunities for youth training in academic and occupational learning.

Services to be provided include, but are not limited to the following:

· Tutoring and Study Skill Training
· Alternative Secondary School Services
· Summer Employment Opportunities
· Paid and Unpaid Work Experience
· Occupational Skills Training
· Leadership Development
· Adult Mentoring
· Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
· Supportive Services
· Follow-up Services for Twelve Months after Completion of Program

Call your local county office today to see how the West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11 may be able to meet your needs as a young adult.

Dislocated Worker Services

Have you been dislocated from your job due to a layoff or plant closing?  If so, the West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11 can help you find jobs and upgrade your skills in order to qualify you for better jobs.  The West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11 serves adults looking for work and workers of any age who have been dislocated from their jobs through closings or layoffs.

In general, the West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11’s Dislocated Worker services are available to any West Tennessee resident who:

• Has been terminated or laid off from employment, or has received notification of an upcoming termination or layoff.

AND

• Is unlikely to return to work in his/her previous industry or occupation.

In coordination with other types of financial assistance, the Dislcoated Worker Program may be able to provide tuition, required books, fees, commuting assistance, meals, and other approved expenses for classroom training of up to two years.  Career counseling is also available.

Call your local county office today to see how the West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11 may be able to meet your career needs.

West Tennessee Plant Closings

The following is a list of upcoming layoffs and plant closings in the West Tennessee region:

[No closings at this time.]

If you are about to lose your job as the result of a closing of layoff, call your local career center or county office today to see how the West Tennessee Workforce Investment Board – Area 11 may be able to meet your future career needs.