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 Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA)

is a federally funded job training program providing education and training opportunities to eligible individuals to

assist them with employment, employment retention and self-sufficiency.

 

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Crisp, Dooly, Macon, Marion, Schley, Sumter,

 

Taylor and Webster Counties

 

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Public Information Announcement

Region 8 Summit Registration (Georgia Department of Labor)

The Middle Flint Workforce Development Board will meet

Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.

Meeting location is at River Valley Regional Commission (RVRC) Conference Room (Americus).

The meeting is open to the public.

 

Public Information Announcements

A meeting of the Middle Flint Workforce Innovations Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Area Local Elected Officials (LEO's) is scheduled for

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

at 12:00 Noon at the Marion County Commissioners Building

(100 East Burkhalter Avenue, Buena Vista, GA).

The meeting is open to the public.

  

The Middle Flint Workforce Development Board

will meet Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. 

South Georgia Technical College (Americus Campus)

The Pope Center Building

The meeting is open to the public. 

  

 

Business services are available to local area businesses by

providing labor market information, referral services, WIOA funded On-the-Job training and work experience opportunities.

 

Programs and Services Offered

  • Services Available - Information on WIOA services is available at the One Stop Center located at Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Americus Career Center, 120 W. Church Street, Americus, GA 31709 or directly contact the WIOA Service Provider partner listed below.
  • Business Services  are available to local area businesses and provides labor market information, referrals to WIOA services, WIOA funded On-The-Job Training and Work Experience opportunities that can assist local businesses obtain the employees needed by their business, community job fairs, etc.
  • GED Plus Program is designed for individuals who need to obtain their General Education Diploma (GED). For more information contact: Paxen/Eckerd Kids, 301 Tripp Street, Americus, GA or (229) 931-8990.
  • Work Experience Program is available to eligible individuals who have limited or no prior work history. This program will match the individual with a local area employer to be able to  gain knowledge and expand their employment skills. Wages are paid to the participant during the Work Experience activity. For more information contact: Paxen/Eckerd Kids, 301 Tripp Street, Americus, GA or (229) 931-8990.
  • Individual Training Accounts (ITA's) Program is available to individuals interested in educational or occupational skills training with eligible Training Providers. ITA's training time is limited to 2.5 years. Financial assistance is available to assist with the costs of tuition, books and supplies, required uniforms and training related materials, testing fees, etc. For more information contact: Individuals interested in attending South Georgia Technical College (Americus or Cordele campuses) contact Sandhya Muljibhai, SGTC WIOA Coordinator at (229) 931-2553 or visit WIOA office at SGTC Americus campus, 900 South GA Tech Pkwy, Americus, GA 31709. Other Colleges, Universities or other training sites contact Tenisha Tookes at (706) 660-5369 or via email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program is available to eligible individuals and local area employers. Employers are referred to WIOA eligible individuals who meet their identified job duties. Employers have the opportunity to interview candidates and will make the final determination on who they wish to hire for employment openings. The OJT participating employer is provide reimbursement for the participant training wages during the training period. For more information contact: Paxen/Eckerd Kids, 301 Tripp Street, Americus, GA or (229) 931-8990
  • Rapid Response Services are available to local area employers who experience employee lay-offs or business/facility closures which impact 50 or more employees. WIOA staff and other community partners will work with the employer to provide employee informational meetings, provide labor market information, assist with Unemployment Insurance information and claims filing, provide needed workshops, etc. For more information contact: Tenisha Tookes at (706) 660-5369 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Other Training Services - Additional WIOA funded training services can be implemented on a "as needed basis" based on compliance with WIOA Law and funding availability. For more information contact: Janice West at (706) 660-5368 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Our Partners

 

WIOA has "partners" who also provide services in the local area. Local partner agencies include but are not limited to:

  • One-Stop Center - Georgia Department of Labor - Americus Career Center
  • Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
  • Central Georgia Technical College Adult Education
  • Southwest Georgia YouthBuild
  • South Georgia Technical College
  • Southwest Georgia YouthBuild
  • Paxen/Eckerd Kids 
  • Area Employers and Businesses

 

For more information concerning the

WIOA Program and Opportunities

 

Please Contact:

 WIOA STAFF

 

Janice West, Workforce Director Tenisha Tookes, WIOA Program Specialist
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(877)819-6348 (706)660-5369
(706)660-5369  

 

Middle Flint Workforce System

River Valley Regional Commission (Americus Office)

228 West Lamar Street

Americus, GA 31709

(toll free number) (706) 660-5369  Fax (229) 931-2917

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Georgia Department of Labor Americus Career Center

120 Church Street Americus, GA 31709

(229) 931-2520  Fax (229) 931-2433

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

The Middle Flint Workforce Development Board (WDB) provides local governance, oversight and policy guidance for WIOA services in the area. The Middle Flint WBD consist of members from the eight county area and represents individuals from the private employment sector, education, community based, organized labor, economic development, and vocational rehabilitation. River Valley Regional Commission (RVRC) is appointed by the Middle Flint Workfoce Development Board to serve as the WIOA administrative entity and grant recipient for WIOA funds.

 

The Workforce Development System is an

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program 

Auxiliary Aids & Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

 

 

 

 

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