The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) which took effect July 1, 2015. WIOA provides federal funding to local areas to assist individuals with barriers to employment access workforce development services through WIOA Title I funding.
The Prince George’s County Local Workforce Development Area’s WIOA funding is governed by the Prince George’s County Workforce Development Board (make this hyperlink to the Workforce Board home page/tab). The Workforce Development Board has identified three WIOA Title I service providers for Prince George’s County. Select a provider’s logo below to get more information.
OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING
Along with mandated WIOA Title I Workforce Development Service Providers, WIOA also mandates that each state have an Eligible Training Provider List. The State of Maryland’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) is managed by the Maryland Department of Labor.
The ETPL is a database of all the occupational skills training courses and program, along with post-secondary institutions and private career schools, approved to receive WIOA funding by Local Workforce Development Area WIOA Title I Service Providers.
ETPL Trainings are accessible to eligible WIOA participants and provide national and industry recognized credentials through accredited post-secondary institutions and private career schools. The ETPL allows consumers to research career and training options suitable to their interests. The ETPL is continuously updated to provide accurate information on currently approved eligible programs. To search for an ETPL training provider or training program, click on a button below.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD APPROVED OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING
Pursuant to Maryland Department of Labor Policy Issuance 2017-09: WIOA Title I Training & Maryland’s Eligible Training Provider List a Local Workforce Development Board may use a contract for services instead of an Individual Training Account (a training course or program listed on the Maryland Eligible Training Provider List).
Local Workforce Development Board’s may utilize alternative training methods only when one or more of the Maryland Department of Labor’s five exceptions apply and the Local Workforce Development Area has fulfilled the consumer choice requirements of 20 CFR 680.340, as described in the Maryland Department of Labor’s Policy Issuance 2017-09.
The Prince George’s County Workforce Development Board must document local policies and procedures as related to the Maryland ETPL, including the handling of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The Prince George’s County Workforce Development Board has elected to create training provider policies and procedures for Prince George’s County WIOA Title I Workforce Development Service Providers.
The Prince George’s County Workforce Development Board made this decision to maximize the flexibility of the Prince George’s County Public Workforce System, branded as the Prince George’s County American Job Center Community Network. The Prince George’s County Workforce Development Board has approved the following courses using the expectations allowed by the Maryland Department of Labor.