Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity ActThe Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program is a federally funded program that provides employability training to the economically disadvantaged and dislocated workers.

WIOA provides assistance with tuition and fees, textbooks and required supplies, uniforms and tools. Additional support services are available based on individual eligibility and WIOA policy.

The WIOA selection process is based on availability or quarterly openings and funding. Selection criteria includes:

  • County of Residence
  • Completion of at least (1) semester, (case by case)
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Level of program (Degree/Diploma)*; does not cover certificate programs
  • Previous work experience
  • Previous post-secondary education
  • Childcare
  • Desire to obtain fulltime employment

Some programs may be excluded; check with the school’s WIOA representative.
WIOA Pre-Screen Questions:

  • Are you a full time student?
  • Are you unemployed as a result of plant or company lay off or facility closure?
  • Are you on a low income budget receiving government assistance?


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Macon Campus:
Valencia Bailey
MGC WIOA Coordinator
(478) 218-3218

Warner Robins Campus:
JaMelle Hill
MGC WIOA Coordinator
(478) 476-5161