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Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Training

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Can Fund Your UCI Division of Continuing Education Program

Displaced or disadvantaged workers may be eligible for financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) to enroll in approved UCI Division of Continuing Education Certificate Programs. For students who qualify through their local California Employment Development Department office, the funds may be applied toward the cost of UCI Division of Continuing Education fees, required books and materials for these certificate programs. Out-of-pocket expenses, if any, are determined on a case by case basis by UCI Division of Continuing Education and each partner.

WIOA funds only cover the minimum number of required units to complete the specific program for which you are approved.

View all WIOA approved programs

California Employment Development Department’s workforce development partners form a statewide collaborative network to address the skill development needs of the California workforce. The partners include the California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB), Local Workforce Investment Areas, community-based organizations, educators, state and local government agencies, and training providers. If you are interested in attending UCI Division of Continuing Education using this funding, you must contact your local WIOA (LWIA) One Stop Center in your area to determine your eligibility and receive authorization to attend. To locate your local One Stop Career Center, visit California One Stop Career Center and select your county from the menu on the left.

The WIOA is a workforce development legislation that provides funding to address the employment and training needs of eligible professionals and dislocated workers through local One-Stop Centers.

The WIOA Title I financial assistance program and activities are an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

UCI Division of Continuing Education cannot approve students for this funding, nor can we counsel you on your eligibility for these funds or what funding is available from your local One Stop Center for our certificate programs. You must contact your local One Stop Center.

Tell your LWIA counselor that UCI Division of Continuing Education is listed on the Eligible Training Providers List (ETPL)

Begin by enrolling in a WIOA approved certificate program
  1. Determine your academic area of interest and the approved certificate program that matches your interest and needs. For a list of WIOA-approved certificates, please visit our Areas of Study (look for those with the WIOA icon). You may also contact a UC Irvine Student Affairs Specialist at (949) 824-5414.
  2. Click on the certificate program you are interested in to view program requirements and curriculum. Download a program brochure (located under Related Documents) on the right side of the web page. Submit the brochure to your LWIA counselor.
  3. Once you have been approved for WIOA funding, schedule an appointment with UC Irvine Student Services Office at dce-services@uci.edu when you obtain the authorization from your LWIA counselor.
  4. A Student Affairs Specialist will help you select your courses and design an overall enrollment plan. Your enrollment plan will map out how long it will take you to complete your program and the courses you will be taking each quarter toward your program completion.
After enrollment, take courses in subsequent quarters
  1. Enroll as soon as course information is available for that quarter. This is typically 7 weeks before the quarter begins. Students will contact the Student Services Office with the courses that they would like to enroll in. If all paperwork and authorizations are in place, the Student Affairs Specialist will enroll you in your courses.
  2. Upon enrollment, contact a Student Affairs Specialist in order to receive the required books and materials for the courses. Students should contact the Student Services Office as soon as they enroll in the course to help ensure materials are received in a timely basis.
  3. Submit a quarterly attendance certification form.

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