Reports & Briefs: Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

Reference materials related to the Human Development Policy & Advocacy Committee's policy work on the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).  All documents will open in a new window.


In June 2011, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) released discussion drafts of  the proposed Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization bill:

  • Title I: Governance and Infrastructure
  • Title II: Workforce Investment and Related Activities
  • Title III: Adult Education
  • Title IV: Amendments to the Wagner-Peyser Act

Initial analysis of these titles found that the draft reauthorization addresses many of NLC's key concerns with the current Workforce Investment Act.  NLC will continue to work closely with the Senate to ensure that the final version of the new WIA legislation improves and modernizes the current workforce investment system to ensure that it is more responsible and effective in training individuals for and placing them in high skills, high wage jobs.