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Employment and Training Administration Releases a Training Employment Guidance Letter Concerning the Workforce Opportunity and Innovation Act

March 31, 2015

Consistent with the various timelines stipulated in WIOA, we can expect the release of related materials developed by various federal agencies and departments articulating how states should begin implementing the law. One such piece was recently released by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in the form of a Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL).

Released on February 19, 2015, the purpose of the TEGL is stipulated as:

“… laying out the vision for a revitalized transformed workforce system as a result of implementation of the WIOA. Further, it encourages workforce system leaders and partners to take action now to support successful implementation to fully realize the vision of WIOA. Finally, it provides an overview of upcoming guidance and technical assistance to support effective implementation of WIOA.”

The document also describes what ETA considers the three “hallmarks of excellence” when developing and maintaining a revitalized workforce system, the key operational and governing principles of any successful workforce system and specific recommendations states should adopt to prepare to meet WIOA obligations.

For more information on the implementation of WIOA, please read the U.S. Department of Labor document