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Colorado Unemployment Job Training

The federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) offers a complete range of workforce development services through statewide and local organizations. Available workforce development services provided in local communities benefit job seekers, laid off workers, youth, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities, and employers.

Job seekers receiving services experience an increase in employment opportunities and earnings. This, in turn, improves the quality of the workforce, reduces dependency on other government programs, and improves the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.

Job Training allocations are separated into three (3) distinct funding types:

  1. WIA-Adult Services: Training and employment services are available for unemployed or underemployed individuals who are 18 years of age or older.
  2. WIA-Youth Services: Training and educational services are available for individuals age 14-24 years of age who are low income, disabled, and homeless or in need of assistance to increase basic literacy skills.
  3. WIA-Dislocated Worker Services: The Workforce Investment Act allows for training and employment services for individuals 18 years of age and older, who through no fault of their own have been laid-off or are at risk of layoff.

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