The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training and support to succeed in the labor market. As well as to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. It is the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in 15 years.
WIOA is a federal program administered in South Carolina through the Department of Employment and Workforce and through 12 Workforce Development Areas throughout the state. A statewide board appointed by the Governor and comprised of business owners, state government officials, educators, and private citizens guide policy for all WIOA-funded programs. WIOA programs help businesses meet their need for skilled workers and provide individuals with access to training that helps them prepare for work.
The Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) administers the WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Program to prepare eligible customers through a network of employment, training, and educational resources that help bridge the skill gap and qualify job seekers for careers with the Trident Region’s top employers. Services include comprehensive career assessment, career planning, tuition assistance for approved training programs and on-the-job training.
Trident WIOA (WIOA) services are designed and governed by the Trident Workforce Development Board (TWDB), which is representative of the three counties, government agencies, education, and local businesses. The TWDB maintains a business majority and is chaired by business representatives. The WIOA is a strong and vital economic development tool that benefits local businesses and job seekers on all levels.
Note: The WIOA Program is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY Relay Service dial 711.