2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a federally funded program available to those who have been displaced from their employment or have very low family income and meet all eligibility requirements and other grant selection guidelines. Meeting all eligibility requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the WIA program. Qualified applicants must maintain a satisfactory Grade Point Average (GPA) and academic progress. The WIA program assists eligible, full-time students with all program required materials such as books and supplies and may assist with tuition and fees. WIOA also pays a small travel stipend and assists with child care expenses. All students interested in the WIOA program must first apply for Federal PELL Grant and/or the HOPE Grant. To apply for WIOA, contact the WIOA office at the nearest Georgia Northwestern Technical College campus.