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Department of Labor Releases Final WIOA Regulations

On August 19, the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Department of Education (DOE) issued the final rules that implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The regulations implement WIOA legislation that was passed in 2014 to strengthen and improve the public workforce system and help get people, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers. While the new regulations provide additional reforms to the entire WIOA system, they also provide changes to the way registered apprenticeship programs interact and obtain funding from state and local workforce investment boards.

IEC will continue to review the new regulations and provide more information. You can review the final regulations by clicking here.