Workforce Development & Training
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program that seeks to prepare eligible adults, dislocated workers, and youth for entry and re-entry into the labor market. We utilize an integrated workforce system through our American Job Center (AJC) partners.
AJCs work and collaborate with participants, providers, and employers in job referrals, training opportunities, and job placement services to meet the needs of job seekers and employers.
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federally funded program that offers job training & placement for individuals with limited financial resources who are age 55 or older, and to provide employers with trained, motivated workers.
Re-Entry programs are funded through several local grants in order to offer a suite of programming to men and women are currently incarcerated, or involved with the criminal justice systems. The Fatherhood Program offers incarcerated men with essential skills required to live outside of the prison. Moreover, this program prepares men with daily living and soft skills necessary in obtaining permanent employment while improving overall parental skills. The Motherhood Program offers incarcerated women with essential parental and soft skills needed to be a more successful mother and engaged employee. In partnership with McNairy County Probation, we offer basic life and soft skills classes to individuals. Our goal is to enrich, educate, and empower probationers to make solid, healthy choices that will lead them into being more productive, successful citizens.
Gary Damon, Jr., Ed. D.
Executive Director, Workforce Development & Training
Southwest Tennessee Workforce Development Board