Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity ActThe Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program. WIOA funds are available for dislocated workers, low-income individuals & out-of-school youth. The funds are administered specifically through services geared toward helping disadvantaged citizens obtain meaningful employment.

WIOA provides assistance with:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Textbooks
  • Program Supplies
  • Uniforms and Tools
  • Job Shadowing/Work Experience

*Additional support services are available based on individual eligibility and WIOA policy

The WIOA Selection Criteria

Qualifications to receive WIOA assistance depends on the following criteria:

If enrolled in an occupational credit program:

  • County of Residence
  • Completion of at least one semester of college
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Desire to obtain full-time employment
  • Type and level of program of study

If enrolled in Adult Education services (i.e. GED):

  • Age 16-24
  • Not enrolled in a middle or high school
  • Not enrolled in other educational programs or schools
  • Have the desire and commitment to partcipate in Adult Education training
    until next level completions and participate in work experience opportunities

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 and receiving government assistance?

PDF WIOA Eligible Programs List
PDF Youth Success Academy Flyer


Email or contact a CGTC WIOA representative below.

Macon & Milledgeville Campus

Bonita Macklin
Success Coach
(478) 757-3494

Warner Robins Campus

Carolyn ClarkProgram Specialist478 218-3205cjclark@centralgatech.eduJonathan LowderProgram Specialist-Success Coach(478)

WorkSource Georgia and CGTC logo

CGTC is a partner with the WorkSource Georgia One-Stops. CGTC students residing in Macon-Bibb are referred to the Macon-Bibb One-Stop, located at 3090 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31204, for WIOA eligibility determination and services. Non Macon-Bibb residents are referred to one of the above WIOA facilitators or managers.