Projects

Individual Training Accounts: Testing Models of Paying for Job Training

1999-2011
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U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

The unemployed and underemployed in the United States can improve their ability to secure high-quality jobs by participating in training funded through the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). Under WIA, job seekers and workers who need training can go to an American Job Center (previously known as a One-Stop Career Center) and receive a voucher—called an Individual Training Account (ITA)--to pay for training from a wide variety of state-approved programs and providers. States and local areas have broad flexibility in implementing ITAs—they set the value of ITAs and the extent to which job seekers receive guidance on how to use them.

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