Types of Aid
The Workforce Investment Act Program is a federally funded program that provides employability training to the economically disadvantaged and dislocated workers.
WIA provides assistance with tuition and fees, textbooks and required supplies, uniforms and tools. Additional support services are available based on individual eligibility and WIA policy.
The WIA process involves numerous selection criteria. Selection is also 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
- Desire to obtain fulltime employment
* Some programs may be excluded; check with the school's WIA representative.
WIA 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?
For more information contact:
|Valencia Bailey, WIA Coordinator MGC
A143 Warner Robins campus
|Terri Booker, WIA Coordinator BIBB
J119 Macon campus
|Robin Jones, WIA Assistant MGC
J124 Macon campus
WIA servicing counties: