WDBCO is pleased to provide workforce Area 11 local training providers with new policy guidelines for the provision of training services within Franklin County for Adult, Dislocated Worker, Achieve More and Prosper, and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funded programs. These new directives put in place best practices to ensure mutual success and the delivery of successful training outcomes across the region.
The workforce development system established under WIOA emphasizes informed consumer choice, job-driven training, provider performance, and continuous improvement. The quality and selection of providers and programs of training services is vital to achieving these core principles.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Policy Letter No. 16-02.1 states that local workforce boards may establish additional criteria regarding the selection of eligible training providers (ETPs). In addition to eligibility procedures for the State Workforce Inventory of Education and Training (WIET) list, ETPs must also follow the eligibility procedures established by the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio to be considered an Area 11 Approved Training Provider, eligible to provide training services to any client enrolled in a WIOA funded program.
There are several important steps and deadlines related to applying for and receiving approval to become an Area 11 Approved Training Provider. Important deadlines are listed below, and additional details are available in the full Area 11 Approved Training Provider Policy (access above).
WDBCO hosted a virtual information session on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. The session provided an overview of the new policy including details on how to apply to become an Area 11 Approved Training Provider.
If you missed this informational session, you can view the recording and access the Area 11 Eligible Training Provider Policy Presentation below.
Local area training providers should complete the Area 11 Approved Training Provider Application (available above) for each program submitted. When submitting multiple programs, please be sure to place each program on the same tab within the application. Once the application is complete, please submit through the secure link provided below.
Reminder - application deadline is April 15, 2022.