Educational and Occupational Training Opportunities

WorkForce Innovation & Opportunity Act

We want to thank you for taking an interest in our worker programs. You can learn more about our programs in general as well as the particular of the tools and resources that the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) makes accessible to you through the information on this page. You will be in a better position to find the kind of employment that will be best for you and your future with the aid of these tools and resources. To fulfill the needs of local and regional employers, WIOA encourages the linkage of workforce development initiatives with regional economic development strategies. Additionally, WIOA permits the implementation of programs for particular disadvantaged groups, such as Job Corps, YouthBuild, Indian and Native American, and Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker programs as well as evaluation and multi state projects administered by the Department of Labor and replaces the workforce Investment act of 1998.

Youth Program

Out-of-school youth, ages 16-24, can benefit from our youth program, because of our focused vocational and industrial approach, you have the chance to acquire training for a marketable skill set right here in West Central Arkansas. The Youth Program aims to prepare young people in Arkansas for postsecondary study, training, or work once they graduate or drop-out.

Adult Program

Would you like to pick up a new skill? Do you need help choosing the right career path for you? Our career advisors are here to support you as you embark on this new adventure. The Adult Program’s objective is to assist participants in locating stable employment in high-demand fields. This service is available based on eligible funding and service priority. 

Dislocated Worker Program

Have you lately lost your job or been laid off by no fault of your own? You can return to the workforce with the skills you need to succeed in your future employment pursuits with the assistance of the Dislocated Worker program. The WIOA Dislocated Worker Program offers training and employment assistance to qualified workers who have been laid off or who are unemployed for no fault of their own.


In 2016, the West Central Arkansas Workforce Development Board embraced sector strategies by aligning training programs with in-demand industry sectors within the region. This strategic move guarantees our clients are prepared for relevant career paths, while also providing businesses with a reliable talent pipeline. Moving forward, we are committed to continuously evaluating our list of eligible training providers to meet the evolving needs of West Central Arkansas businesses and to ensure our clients are equipped for high-quality job opportunities.