To solicit proposals for a vendor to be the employer of record for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Funded Work-Based Learning Program in the Governor’s Local Workforce Areas (GLWA.) The GLWA consists of five local workforce areas: North AlabamaWorks, East AlabamaWorks, West AlabamaWorks, Central AlabamaWorks and Southeast AlabamaWorks. The contract will begin July 1, 2021 and end June 30, 2022.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law July 22, 2014. It promotes program coordination and alignment of key employment, education, and training programs at the Federal, State, regional and local level. WIOA was designed to provide workforce investment activities to increase employment. The law also requires 20 percent of youth funds be spent on paid and unpaid work activities that incorporate academic and occupational education for youth. These work-based learning activities can include summer and year-round employment opportunities, job shadowing, pre-apprenticeship training, internships, and on-the-job training. The GLWA’s mission is to enable WIOA eligible youth to acquire through education, training and work-based learning, the skills necessary to enter careers aligned with the skills needs of area industries. The Youth Work-Based Learning Program will provide for WIOA eligible in-school and out-of-school youth ages 16 – 24, workbased experiences to promote the development of good work habits and basic work skills by participation in a structured paid work environment.