The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a county-based training-to-work program that funds up to one year of study and preparation for immediate employment.
Approval for participation must be initiated through your county One-Stop office. For further information, call the Mercer County One-Stop Office Office of Training and Employment Services at (609) 989-6523.
Accepted participants may train in one approved credit or noncredit certificate program for one year (up to $4,000 in cost) in order to prepare for a demand occupation. Participants also undergo employment skills training.
Typical programs of current and previous participants are:
If an existing certificate program does not exist, an individualized certificate may be devised, depending on a participant's past experience, education and employment interests.