The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 supports training scholarships for eligible individuals who are seeking jobs but may need additional skills training to be competitive. NWDB emphasizes a comprehensive approach to maximize an individual’s potential to succeed in the training experience as well as finding meaningful and sustainable employment. Depending on where you are located, these services are offered at a center or at a partner organization’s office. Individuals seeking WIA scholarships for training and related costs, even though they may meet the program entrance requirements, cannot be considered for training until completing certain requirements, which include Core and Intensive Services.
Core Services are available at no cost to every individual seeking employment. These include job search assistance, resume preparation, information about the labor market, information on training and financial aid, referrals to other services and other general information exchanges. The opportunity for guidance orientation and self-directed activities/resources are provided.
When an individual participates in intensive job search activities and unable to find a job with his/her existing skills in the current marketplace, he/she can request further assistance, including assignment of a NWDB Training and Employment Specialist (TES) , counseling, assessment, coordinated referrals, and one-on-one job search assistance. To be eligible for these services, an individual must be eligible as defined by WIA and suitable as determined by the NWDB TES. There are two programs that provide WIA training scholarships – Adult or Dislocated Worker.