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Orientation overview website version1

  1. 1. about Occupational Training funded by the Workforce Investment Act Important things to know...
  2. 2. Program vs. Service Eligibility <ul><li>Economically Disadvantaged </li></ul><ul><li>Dislocated Worker </li></ul>Who may be eligible? WIA is not an entitlement program Employment and training opportunities geared toward occupational development, upward mobility, and development of new careers are for individuals that are most in need and meet eligibility criteria.
  3. 3. What does “Economically Disadvantaged” mean? Income Eligibility Guidelines These income guidelines are subject to change. The specific income levels used for program eligibility will be determined at the time of certification   WIA Adult 125% WIA Youth 100% Family Size Annual Semi—Annual Annual Semi-Annual 1 13,613 6,806 10,890 5,445 2 18,388 9,194 14,710 7,355 3 23,229 11,614 18,583 9,291 4 28,675 14,337 22,940 11,470 5 33,839 16,919 27,071 13,535 6 39,574 19,787 31,659 15,829 7 45,309 22,654 36,247 18,123 8 51,044 25,552 40,835 20,417 Over 8 add 5,735 2,867 4,588 2,294
  4. 4. What does “Dislocated Worker” mean? <ul><li>Generally speaking….. Workers are considered to be dislocated if they lose their jobs through no fault of their own. </li></ul><ul><li>However, they must be 18 years of age or older and fall into one of the following categories in order to satisfy the definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workers who have been terminated or laid off due to substantial layoff or closure at a plant, facility, or enterprise; or are employed at a facility where the employer has made a general announcement that such facility will close within 180 days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-employed workers (including employment as a farmer, rancher, or fisherman), who are now unemployed due to economic conditions in the community or natural disasters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Displaced homemaker providing unpaid services in home to family members and has been dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income; AND is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty upgrading or obtaining employment. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Occupational Skills Training for Adults and Dislocated Workers : </li></ul><ul><li>Must appear on the approved training list </li></ul><ul><li>In one employable skill only (One-time training) </li></ul><ul><li>Does not include correspondence courses </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot exceed two years </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of the training cannot exceed $8,900.00 </li></ul>
  6. 6. APPROVED TRAINING COURSES Healthcare Certified Nursing Assistant Phlebotomy Skills Radiological Technician Register Nurse Dental Assisting Medical Coding and Billing Chemical Dependency Counseling Licensed Practical Nurse Logistics Class A/Class B Commercial Driver’s License Construction Trade Computer Aided Drafting Construction Engineering Technology Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Manufacturing Electronic Engineering Technology Manufacturing Engineering Technology Criminal Justice Tourism/Hospitality Culinary Arts Hotel-Motel Restaurant Management Child Care/Early Education Child Care Early Childhood Education Business Administration/IT Accounting Environmental Energy Technology Turf Management Technology
  7. 7. MANDATORY PROCEDURES and REQUIREMENTS <ul><li>Register in Maryland Workforce Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain Training Packet from MD. Job Services </li></ul><ul><li>Complete 4-Week Job Search/2 Employer contacts per week and return completed packet to MD Job Services staff </li></ul><ul><li>Register for Orientation to WIA Services </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Orientation to WIA Services </li></ul><ul><li>Complete & Return Career Scholarship Application </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Assessment for Basic Reading and Basic Math </li></ul><ul><li>Background Check Submission </li></ul><ul><li>ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION </li></ul>The process for training funding is specific and must be followed accordingly:
  8. 8. Will be conducted for every individual who completes the assessment process BACKGROUND CHECK Background Checks review your background for the past 7 years. However, WHATEVER shows up in your background, even if beyond the 7 years, is considered and may impact funding eligibility. Pending litigation, felonies, probation before judgment, stet dockets, all may impact your eligibility.
  9. 9. Career Scholarship Application <ul><li>It is mandatory that a Career Scholarship Application be completed for every individual applying for WIA training. </li></ul><ul><li>The Career Scholarship Application must be completed prior to being scheduled for basic skills testing. </li></ul><ul><li>The application is meant to help you collect all the information you need to make an informed decision about the occupation and type of training you are interested in pursuing. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Career Scholarship Applications <ul><li>MUST be FULLY COMPLETED before being returned </li></ul><ul><li>An appointment MUST be scheduled with the counselor – COUNSELORS DO NOT SEE WALK-INS </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline for returning Career Scholarship is 3 months (after 3 months, you must restart the entire process) </li></ul>
  11. 11. BASIC READING ASSESSMENT AND BASIC MATH ASSESSMENT <ul><li>Each training course has a standard score needed in order to be determined eligible. </li></ul><ul><li>You must schedule your assessment test with your counselor. </li></ul><ul><li>The assessment will not be scheduled until you have completed and returned your Career Scholarship Application. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments are given at the One-Stop one time each week. </li></ul><ul><li>The assessment test is a timed test, lasting no more than 3 hours. It consists of 2 Reading Assessments and 2 Math Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>The results are used to help determine funding eligibility. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not meet the required standard, it does not mean that you are ineligible for training based on your score. Remediation to enhance your skills may be necessary before you are deemed eligible to move forward in the process. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Eligibility Determination <ul><li>Done by appointment only! </li></ul><ul><li>Must be completed 2 weeks prior to the start of training! </li></ul><ul><li>All documentation is required! </li></ul><ul><li>Birth Certificate (Citizenship/Age) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Security Card </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of address (Must be a resident of Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County) </li></ul><ul><li>Driver’s License/ID </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of family’s income for the past six months </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of TCA/Food Stamps </li></ul><ul><li>DD 214 (Veteran) </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of family size (Back page of Career Scholarship Application. </li></ul><ul><li>Males 18 years of age and over must be registered with Selective Service! </li></ul>