Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Annual Statewide Performance Report Narrative Success Stories

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires states to submit a WIOA Annual Statewide Performance Report Narrative highlighting the progress of the state in meeting their strategic vision and goals for their workforce development system. Many states highlight success stories that focus attention on achievements of program participants.

This webpage features success stories submitted by states via the Statewide Performance Report Narrative, and includes publications that list all success stories that were submitted.

WIOA Success Story Feature of the Month
(PY 2022)



Olga Preciado was a 24-year-old high school graduate, unemployed, single mother who needed training, employment, housing assistance, and career guidance. Preciado wanted to participate in training in either the nursing or dental field, to secure employment and provide for herself and her 1-year-old daughter. Preciado was enrolled as an Out of School Youth participant, and able to secure housing with the assistance of TC Futures and the Housing Resource Center.

While in the program, Preciado explored her educational and career options and decided that the dental assistant industry was the right fit for her. She participated in the fall semester dental assistant training at Tri-Cities Dental Assisting School, graduating in November 2022. Preciado was top of her class and was referred by her teachers to various dental assisting jobs in the surrounding areas.

School Youth staff nominated Preciado for the Soroptimist Live Your Dreams Scholarship, a unique education award for women who are the primary financial support for their families. Live Your Dreams gives young women the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Live Your Dream recipients can use the $2,500 cash award to help offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition, and transportation. Preciado was the 2022 recipient of this award, thanks to TC Futures’ ongoing partnership with Soroptimist 3 Rivers.

Preciado worked hard to overcome her barriers and is a well-deserved recipient of this award. Preciado continued her dedication to gaining self-sustainability and procured full-time employment with Columbia Basin Health Association in Othello, Wash., her hometown. Preciado has relocated to Othello to be closer to her family and is working full-time as a dental assistant as of December 2022. She is making $23.00 per hour, with full benefit options. Olga is now in her desired career and able to support herself and her daughter. Olga has expressed gratitude to TC Futures and is excited about her future.

WIOA Success Stories

The publications linked below highlights success stories and provides valuable examples of how states are implementing WIOA to help job seekers gain employment.