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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act

Updated November 2018

This workforce development education initiative of the U.S. Department of Education seeks to better align the workforce system with education and economic development, creating a collective response to economic and labor market challenges on the national, state, and local levels. 

Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) programs help ensure state and local providers offer adult education and skills development—including career pathways—to accelerate achievement of diplomas and credentials, so adults become partners in their children’s education and improve their family’s economic futures. 

Title II AEFLA programming targets individuals age 16 or older who are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school under state law and who are basic skills deficient, do not have a secondary school diploma or an equivalent level of education, or are an English language learner,

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA Public Law 113 128) is the authorizing legislation for six “core programs” in the public workforce development system.

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WIOA Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy programs and Adult Education Program (AEP) providers could partner to develop an aligned, integrated service delivery structure for adult education. These providers could also collaborate with WIOA Title I adult, youth, and dislocated worker partners to support on-the-job training, apprenticeship, incumbent worker training, transitional jobs, and other “Earn and Learn” models, along with providing career and supportive services.

Roadmap for Joint Regional Planning from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office can help initiatives identify resources, tools, key questions, and regional partners in order to facilitate collaboration around WIOA and the Strong Workforce Program.

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