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Cal State San Marcos Extended Learning is an approved education provider for federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding. Many programs are fully funded for those individuals who are currently in transition, registered at a local San Diego County America’s Career Center or SW Riverside County Workforce Development Center and meet eligibility requirements. Visit the Cal Jobs webpage for the latest list of approved programs, and follow the link for Job Seekers, or see the current list on this page.
The Workforce Investment Act (WIOA) is a federally funded training and job program that creates a new approach, providing workforce investment activities through statewide and local systems. Authorized workforce investment activities provided at the local level benefit job seekers, dislocated workers, youth, foster care participants, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities, and employers. These activities promote an increase in employment, job retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment by participants. This outcome improves the quality of the workforce, reduces welfare dependency, and enhances the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.
Many people can qualify for WIOA grants. Workforce funding is generally budgeted into Adult, Dislocated Worker, Older Youth and Younger Youth categories. The majority of funding is budgeted toward adult and dislocated workers whose current job skills are out of date or will be soon. Clients seek training to update current skills or learn skills for a new career if his or her current occupation is not in demand.
The programs currently approved for WIOA funding are listed below. New programs are added regularly, so check back for updates.
1) Start at your local Career Center and meet with a counselor.
County of Riverside Economic Development Agency: www.rivcoeda.org
2) Once you have the TRAINING AGREEMENT from the career counselor, contact CSUSM to schedule a 20-30 minute appointment on-campus, to complete your training agreement and get you registered.
3) Once you have met with a CSUSM representative and completed the TRAINING AGREEMENT, you will return it to your career counselor.
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