The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program is federally funded and designed to assist Dislocated Workers or financially eligible individuals with intensive job search and/or training services. To participate in WIOA services you must meet eligibility and program requirements.

The process requires attending a KeyTrain® assessment, the Job and Labor Market Workshop, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Information session.  During the WIOA Information session, you will learn more about program eligibility and services.  Registration for these required sessions can be done by calling 610-437-5627 Ext. 263.  Prior to registration, you must have attended a PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley "Introduction to Services" session and have completed your PA CareerLink® online enrollment.

WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT ELIGIBILITY  (Required Documentation:  Proof of US citizenship or eligibility to work status, proof of current address, social security number, and, if applicable, verification of Selective Service Registration)

  • You must be a US Citizen or eligible to work in the United States
  • You must be a resident of either Lehigh or Northampton County  (If you reside outside this area, you will need to contact your local PA CareerLink office.)
  • You must have a social security number
  • You must complete your PA CareerLink® Enrollment including your online resume, Civil Rights Statement, and Job Preferences
  • If you are a male born on or after January 1, 1960, you must be registered for Selective Service
  • You must be either a Dislocated Worker or be Income Eligible  

What makes me a Dislocated Worker?  (Required Documentation:  Letter of layoff from company, if applicable, Unemployment Compensation check stub, pay stub indicating part-time hours, if working)

  • You were permanently laid off from a job within the last three years of your WIOA registration date or have received notice of a layoff (temporary agency assignments must have been 6 months or longer to qualify)
  • You are eligible to collect or have exhausted your Unemployment Benefits

  • You are working 28 hours or less per week and your current gross weekly wages are 80% or less than your gross weekly wages from your job of dislocation 

  • You are not working at a job that is similar to the position you were laid off from

What makes me income eligible?  (Required Documentation:  Pay stubs for all family members for last 26 weeks, Public Assistance and/or SSI award letter, documentation of disability)

  • You meet the Total Gross Family Income Guideline for the number of people in your family
  • You or your family is receiving General Assistance, Food Stamps or SSI
  • You are a person with a documented disability and meet the Total Gross Family Income for a family of one

Intensive and Training Services Eligibility Information

Total Number 
in Family

Total Gross Family Income for the Last 6 Months
(Do Not Include Unemployment Compensation, Cash Public Assistance or Child Support)

    Adult Intensive Services and Training (effective 1/26/12) Youth (14-24 yrs.) Programs (effective 3/28/12)
1 at or below $13,124 $5,585
2 at or below $17,777 $8,371
3 at or below $22,430 $11,489
4 at or below $27,083 $14,182
5 at or below $31,736 $16,738
6 at or below $36,389 $19,573


  • You must have a High School diploma or GED at the start of your training program 

  • You must not have marketable or in-demand skills to be considered for training

  • You must be seeking full-time employment of 30 hours or more after training completion

  • You must request training in a Hight Priority Occupation within a Lehigh Valley Targeted Industry Cluster

  • You must obtain the minimum WorkKeys® scores required for your occupational choice

  • You must meet the training provider's entrance requirements

  • You must complete training within 24 months from the start date of WIA funding

The maximum training amount is $6,000 per person.

WIOA Information Session
Session dates, times, and registration are available at the Greeter's Desk in the Career Resource Center or by calling 610-437-5627, extension 263.  Please report to the receptionist 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Sessions start promptly and late arrivals will not be permitted. Be prepared to stay at least 2 1/2 hours.

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Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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