Employers Can Boost Workers' Skills under Job Training Law
Employers have increased opportunities to build the skills of their employees under the business-friendly Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), supported by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
In addition to giving young people job-ready skills, the law helps businesses enhance the knowledge of existing employees. That is particularly significant given the deep cuts that many employers have made in their training budgets in recent years.
The law allows local workforce boards to focus additional funding toward work-based training solutions for businesses.
Getting employers, educators, and community organization leaders to work together to match workers with skills has proven to be a slow process in some communities. The WIOA provides a great opportunity for businesses to upskill their workforces.
To learn more about WIOA and how you may utilize this opportunity contact your CareerSource Heartland Business Representative.