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Learn about the Workforce Investment Act

Discover how the WIA program can help Healthcare Workers

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What is the Workforce Investment Act?

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The Workforce Investment Act is law passed by congress to pool money into education and training to help the economy and reduce unemployment rates.

Take a peek at President Trump’s Budget on the Whitehouse website.

10.9 Billion Dollars are requested for 2020 budget to be allocated, with millions dedicated to Youth Opportunity Grants.

How can Workforce Investment Act help Healthcare Workers?

Healthcare workers may apply for getting into this program. It is designed to help with tuition, books, and even on the job training.

The Workforce Investment Act can also help pay for instructors in rural areas.

Some fields which may be considered for funding:

  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Radiology
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Med Tech
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner

In the beautiful State of Idaho, the code exists on this law which allows proprietary schools to register as training facilities. That means that the federal WIA provision will pay for the tuition and help qualified students. A win-win to boost the economy and provide qualified health care workers to service the state needs.

10 Top Tips (to get an application to the tip top of consideration.)

  1. Do diligent research prior to applying
  2. Gather References, Testimonials, Letters of Recommendation
  3. Create or revise your resume
  4. Ask for endorsement advisor, instructor, community leaders
  5. Read every question thoroughly for your application
  6. Spell and grammar check at least 3 times
  7. Volunteer for community involvement: American Red Cross, Food Bank, Crisis Nursery, organizations which pertain to your niche.
  8. Follow the instructions given to you by your WIA Career Counselor
  9. Triage the application process to prioritize your needs in alignment with the goals of the program
  10. Tell someone else about the WIA Program! (Thank you kindly for likes and shares:)

Workforce Investment Act is a great way to boost the economy, as well as help the health care community. Patients and providers benefit from the training opportunities which exist under this program. Each state in the United States of America has Federal funding allotted for the betterment of health and wellness.

If you think of any questions, please contribute to the comment thread so anyone with similar curiosity may learn as well.

Comments (10)

  1. Lynda

    Reply

    Hi Nurse Becca, I thank you so much for giving the information to people so that we can know about this wonderful boost for the healthcare field. It certainly looks like if there was ever a time to start in the healthcare field it would be now. 

    These incentives are wonderful and so needed with the changes in health care the way they are. It is also good because of the advancement of nursing from LP/VN to RN to RNP. I know a lot of RN ‘s that want to go to RNP school but they don’t have the financing to do it, now this provides them the way.

     I do have a question though how long does it take to know if you qualify? I am really excited to know.

    Blessings,

    Lynda

    • Rebecca Nixon

      Reply

      Dear Lydia, 

      Ot may take 3-6 weeks and an in person interview process. This may vary among states, but someone can reapply the next quarter for consideration if the funds are depleted or they need to rethink parts of their application.

      I appreciate you reading this and responding. I don’t have affiliate links or other marketing to promote with this post, but the information is very valuable and if it can help one novice turn nurse it was way worth the time to construct. Maybe your network would also comment? I will keep adding effort to try to get on Google search or Bongo onto Bing but maybe word of mouth can help get the word out for underserved areas of health care disparity. If you know of some place to print and post this? It could help someone without their own computer. The Department of Labor also has the paper application.

      I hope this helps!

      Thank you & kind regards,

      Nurse Becca

  2. Peter hanley

    Reply

    My daughters school results only just let her apply for a nursing career. Her first application failed and we asked for a remark looking for just a few percentage increases.
    After waiting 6 months delivering Pizza she was finally admitted to the course.

    Fast forward 30 years and she became a Unit manager and highly respected local identity with a stellar career behind her.

    All the support and training is necessary to get the right people through to a Health Services career so this post is a necessary push to help those dedicated people wanting to grow.
    Australia is different yet the situation remains the same. Money is needed to expand the growing demand.

    Peter H

    • Rebecca Nixon

      Reply

      This is a heartwarming story of perseverance and yum Pizza🙂

      I agree with you, Peter H

  3. Vicki

    Reply

    Hi Nurse Becca and well done explaining how all this works and I hope many people apply and get help when it’s really needed within the Healthcare sector

    It is great to know billions will be spent in the coming years to assist with the necessities of Health Care and I just hope Trump makes it happen to help the US in this vital field

    Go well and a great share

    • Rebecca Nixon

      Reply

      Trump did not start the Workforce Investment Act. It has been a piece of law for a very long time. I think he would be obligated to continue to offer growth in this area. I am not usually one to discuss politics with a name like Nixon but glad you brought up Trump in this regard. It should be more up to congress. I would not think a single person can determine the necessity of offering the investment in our economy, not even President Trump. But I would venture to guess he supports it.

      Thank you for the comment and well wishing. Likewise@! Take care and sweet dreams.

      Kind Regards,

      Nurse Becca

  4. MissusB

    Reply

    Thank you for sharing this information. Not all people in the health care service knows about this kind of programs. It’s a good news to know that it will increase their occupational skills to further improve their quality of the workforce. This noble profession should always be given priority because what you guys do is remarkable. 

    Not only will it increase employment but their earnings as well. I am glad that assistance and support is given because you guys deserve to be more successful in the field. Good thing is that it only needs to be set up in schools which are easily accessible to go to. Do you happen to know if there’s only a certain number of people who can avail this or is it based on the qualifications you listed ( such as certificates, voluntary work hours,etc.) that they have to meet?

     

    • Rebecca Nixon

      Reply

      Thank you for your comment and the requirements will vary depending upon the state. I agree with your assessment. 🙂

      Have a great night!

      Kind Regards,

      Nurse Becca

  5. Sam Msaaf

    Reply

    Awesome review! Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed reading your post and learn about Workforce Investment because my son will start college next year. I like how this workforce investment act for the healthcare field. You said that “It is designed to help with tuition”, can anyone apply for this program? And how long does it take to know if you qualify?
     

    • Rebecca Nixon

      Reply

      I am so glad this will help out. I think it generally takes several weeks. The program counselors can also assist with the application process. There are specific requirements, and the breakdown depends upon the area, so if there are a lot of displaced farm workers, then they may invest more in worker retraining in that area. I hope this helps.

      Thank you for visiting! I hope you will return to read more campaigns by this nurse.

      Kind Regards,

      Nurse Becca

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