THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (‘WIA”) superseded the Job Training Partnership Act and reformed job training programs by creating a new, comprehensive workforce investment system. The goal of WIA was to create a new customer-focused system that helps Americans access the tools they need to manage their careers through information and high quality services, and to help U.S. companies find skilled workers.
On March 15, 2013, The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowlege and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act. H.R. 803 was sponsored by Virginia Foxx, Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.