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Idaho Unemployment Job Training

The Workforce Investment Act is a federally funded program planned to increase the employment, retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment of the adult and dislocated worker participants who receive service.

Individuals may receive assistance through job referrals and labor market information or specialized employment services such as GED preparation or out-of-area job search assistance. Job training opportunities are also available for individuals who are in special need of such training to obtain productive, self-sustaining employment.

The program provides three levels of service. Based upon the needs of the individual to obtain or retain employment for self-sufficiency, a customer may receive all or part of the services identified below. Core Services would be followed by Intensive Services, which in turn would be followed by Training Services.

Core services

  • Orientation to the information and services available
  • Initial assessment of an individual’s needs and abilities
  • Job search and placement assistance
  • Labor market information and statistics
  • Assistance in establishing eligibility for other federal, state, or local programs
  • Follow-up services to help individuals obtain or maintain employment

Intensive services

  • Diagnostic testing and evaluation
  • Career counseling
  • Out of area job search assistance
  • Basic skills training such as GED, language, math or computer skills
  • Relocation assistance
  • Work experience
  • Internship assignments

Training services

  • Occupational skills training such as vocational training through a community college
  • On the job training
  • Customized training
  • Entrepreneurial training
  • Skill upgrading and retraining


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