Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Workforce Solutions Capital Area offers financial assistance to eligible individuals for job search assistance, training, and other support services through funding from the WIOA program.

What does the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program provide?

WIOA is a no-cost employment program designed to give job seekers the support and/or skills training they need to find a job. Specifically, WIOA can provide:

  • Job search assistance
  • Child care assistance while in training
  • Transportation assistance
  • Interview clothing and uniforms
  • Tools needed for your new job
  • Funding for basic skills and occupational training

What kind of training is available?

To ensure individuals that receive training find jobs, WIOA only provides funding for training in occupations with good earnings potential and in growing industries in Travis County – such as auto mechanics, computer support specialists and nurses. For a complete list of the occupations for which training is available, please click here.

WIOA-funded training for eligible occupations is provided by a wide variety of certified training providers in Travis County. If selected for WIOA-funded training, job seekers are able to pick the training provider of their choice. For a complete list of training providers certified for the WIOA program in the area, please visit www.twc.state.tx.us/boards

How do I know if I am eligible?

Eligibility Criteria

The WIOA program is available to low-income adult workers and dislocated workers living in Travis County, Texas. Basic eligibility* for the program includes:

  • Must be a United States citizen or eligible to work in the United States;
  • If male and born after January 1, 1960, must be registered with the Selected Service (To verify selective service registration, visit www.sss.gov); and
  • Must have proof of a social security number
Eligible individuals must also either:

1.) Have earned an annual salary less than

$11,670 for a family of one
$15,819 for a family of two
$21,712 for a family of three
$26,805 for a family of four
$31,637 for a family of five
$37,001 for a family of six
$42,365 for a family of seven
$47,729 for a family of eight
$53,093 for a family of nine
$58,457 for a family of ten
add $5,364 for each person above 10;

Or

2.) Must have been terminated, laid-off, or received notice of layoff from employment without fault and must be eligible for unemployment insurance;

Or

3.) Are currently eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Food Stamps;

Or

4.) Meet Workforce Solutions' established income levels for self-sufficiency.

* Eligibility for WIOA does not guarantee enrollment into the program or funding.

How can I learn more?

If you believe you are eligible for WIOA and want to learn more, please attend one of the weekly Career Center orientations at our three Career Centers. Please bring this documentation to the orientation to help us serve you faster.

Workforce Solutions Capital Area - Career Center

North Career Center

Phone: 512.454.9675
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


East Career Center

Phone: 512.223.5400
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


South Career Center

Phone: 512.381.4200
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM



Workforce Solutions Capital Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, 

upon request, to persons with disabilities. Relay Texas: 1.800.735.2989 (TDD) / 711 (Voice)

Equal Opportunity is the Law

Visit Our Centers

North Center
6505 Airport Blvd, Suite 101
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 454-9675

South Center
6505 Burleson Road, Goodwill Bldg
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 381-4200

East Center
3401 Webberville Rd, Bldg 1000
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 223-5400

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