The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) administers core and discretionary programs authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Within ETA, The Office of Workforce Investment (OWI) is responsible for implementing an integrated national workforce investment system that supports economic growth and provides workers with the information, advice, job search assistance, supportive services, and training for in-demand industries and occupations needed to get and keep good jobs. Training services available include both classroom and work-based learning opportunities. OWI programs also help connect employers with skilled workers seeking employment.
Workforce programs for eligible adults and dislocated workers provide services through the American Job Center network.
OWI provides national leadership, oversight, policy guidance, and technical assistance to the workforce investment system authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; works collaboratively with other federal agencies and partners and stakeholders, the continuum of education, and state and local governments to promote a strong economy by building a prepared and competitive workforce; and manages its investments strategically to ensure high performance, greater public accountability, and service quality. OWI provides oversight of governance and service delivery for programs delivered through the One-Stop delivery system, all of which are designed to assist communities, educators, businesses, and job seekers (e.g., adults, dislocated and transitioning workers, disadvantaged youth, veterans, older workers, individuals with disabilities, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, Indians and Native Americans, and others) compete in a changing global economy.