OhioMeansJobs Lucas County operates under the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998
(WIA). WIA is designed to streamline employment and training programs, help job seekers find work, and help employers find workers.
The WIA system consists of a variety of government agencies which also receive WIA funds, along with other non-profit and for-profit employment and training organizations.
WIA emphasizes broad, local authority in determining workforce development priorities.
WIA is an employment and training program funded through the United States Department of Labor. The Lucas County Workforce Development Agency administers the program.
The Lucas County Workforce Investment Board
oversees WIA programs and services.