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Workforce Investment Act


The Workforce Investment Act was amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), an historic bipartisan piece of legislation.

The Workforce Investment Act, or WIA, came to an end in June of 2015 after becoming effective in Washington in 2000.



The federal act provides a range of workforce activities administered through:

Washington's Workforce Development Councils
Get more information about Workforce Development Councils, plus a map of the state's 12 Workforce Development Areas and each region's strategic workforce plan.

WDCs provide employment and training services designed to benefit employers, dislocated workers, and low-income youth. The Workforce Board serves as the state Workforce Investment Board (required by WIA) and manages the performance accountability for WIA-funded programs in Washington.

2013-2017 Workforce Integrated Plan Guidelines - For use by Workforce Development Councils and their workforce development partners in developing new local plans.


Contact: eric.wolf@wtb.wa.gov, (360) 709-4614

Other links referenced in the State Plan:


Workforce Investment Act (Department of Labor website)







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