Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), we can help fund eligible job seekers with educational programs or on-the-job training to prepare them for in-demand careers. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and supportive services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.
Training is provided by the educational institutions approved by the state of Ohio. The WIOA program is NOT an entitlement program and all participants must meet the eligibility and suitability criteria before Individual Training Account (ITA) services can be issued. To see if you are eligible, you can 1) review the Orientation slides, fill out the forms below completely and call (419) 999-0360 to schedule and informational appointment with a Caseworker or 2) Attend an Orientation held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 419-999-0360 to set up an appointment.
In addition, special funding for training and education is available to dislocated workers who have lost their job through layoffs, plant closings or foreign competition.
What is it?
The mission of the Allen County Employment Incentives Program is to emphasize the importance of employment,personal and community responsibility, and family support. Tiered financial incentives will be awarded to participants based on work-performance benchmarks to encourage them to transition into full-time employment. These financial work incentives will help aid employed participants in becoming self-sufficient as they experience reductions in their public assistance benefits, also known as the “benefit cliff.”
How it works:
Apply: Potential participant will complete a PRC application in our Job Center.
Job Coach: Once application is completed, an appointment will be scheduled to meet with a Job Coach to discuss requirements, eligibility and to review monthly budget.
Start earning your incentives: Tiered financial incentives will be awarded to the participants portfolio based on work-performance benchmarks:
For every month, up to 18 consecutive months, that participant successfully maintains full-time, uninterrupted employment, a one-time predetermined financial incentive will be added to participants portfolio based upon the provided chart (see below).
Receive portfolio payout: Once participant has maintained employment for 18 consecutive months, they can receive their $2,500 incentive payout. Participant can access a portion sooner if an emergent need arises not covered under the PRC plan.