What is WIOA

Oakland PIC’s Comprehensive Career Center operates a job training, job assistance, and job placement program serving all residents of Oakland, aged 18 or older.  The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor through its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.  The WIOA program allows the client to choose the level of services that he or she wishes – ranging from information services to staff-assisted job search workshops to intensive, one-on-one employment training and placement assistance with a case manager.  The WIOA program supports the job seeker with not only information resources but also workshops in all aspects of job readiness (resumes, basic computer usage, job search techniques, vocational training, etc.).  It also supports the job seeker in providing funding for skills training or educational improvement, as well as on-the-job training funding. The WIOA program also provides limited financial assistance to support travel, uniforms, textbooks, licenses, dues, and the like.  All services are free of charge and are available to those who are unemployed, dislocated, under-employed, or simply seeking better employment opportunities.

Oakland PIC is part of a regional network of comprehensive career centers spanning from Contra Costa County to the southern tip of Alameda County. The network is called Eastbay Works. Clients utilizing our employment training and placement services become members of the regional network and if residency changes, clients may simply utilize the comprehensive center closest to their residence within the Eastbay Works network.

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