Local WIA Policy in Ohio: An analysis of policies that impact training services for adults

Sep 01, 2011
  • Description

The research examines the local Workforce Investment Act (WIA) policies that most directly affect training services for low-income adults: (1) Individual Training Accounts (ITAs), (2) Limited Funds/Priority of Service, (3) Supportive Services, and (4) On-the-Job Training (OJT). For each policy, CRP identified two key policy questions and used these to compare policies across Ohio local workforce investment areas. A goal of the research is to provide information that supports greater state-level WIA policy direction, increased targeting to populations with the greatest barriers to employment, and more consistency in WIA policies and services across Ohio's 20 local areas.