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WIOA Update

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law in July of 2014 and now begins the two year transition period. New regulations are expected to be published in April 2015. There will be many changes to streamline and improve the workforce development system and enhance the role of American Job Centers across the country.

The GLWIB will ensure that our partners and stakeholders are prepared for implementation of WIOA. To learn more about WIOA, please utilize the following resources:

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Young Adult Success Story: David Hol

David Hol doesn’t think he is a success story. “The story is still being told” he said. David, 25, is the son of Cambodian immigrants who came to the United States in the late 1970’s. In foster care or under state supervision from the age of five until his eighteenth birthday, his early life was a struggle. “My last foster family was the best, but I dropped out of high school.”

David didn’t give up on himself after he dropped out. He started looking for work to support himself and help others. He found his first summer job through the GLWIB and Career Center of Lowell Summer Jobs Program. Working with younger kids at the Boys & Girls Club or cleaning up the city for the Parks and Recreation Department, he learned the meaning of hard work and earning a paycheck.

To read David's Full Story, click here


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