It’s springtime in the world of WIA!

September 13, 2013 |

Charlotte Works administers training funds through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for individuals who meet eligibility guidelines and who are in need of a skills upgrade to enhance their marketability.

If you’re exploring post-secondary education at local institutions such as Central Piedmont Community College and UNC Charlotte and you’re interested in pursuing funding through WIA, now is the time to begin the application process to prepare for the Spring 2014 semester.

It may be September, but it’s springtime in the world of WIA. Spring semester admission deadlines at many institutions are rapidly approaching. And contacting us now will allow plenty of time to determine and verify your eligibility to receive WIA funds, attend a WIA information session and complete the career research necessary to ensure your interests, skills and aptitudes align with your chosen occupation.

The training in which you’re interested must be “in demand” in the Charlotte area; that is, there must be job openings within the industry. Currently, Charlotte Works focuses its training funds on these sectors:

  • information technology,
  • healthcare,
  • advanced manufacturing,
  • supply chain management and
  • business and finance.

Why these? Because employers are not able to find skilled workers in these areas, so we’re working hard to fill those gaps for area companies.

Review our Occupations-in-Demand list. (Please note that the list will be updated to reflect regional needs in the next 60 days.)

Information on WIA classroom training is available on our main website.


WIA Classroom Training Fast Facts
(For the program year from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013; includes both classroom and on-the-job training)

  • 460 clients served with WIA funding
  • $954,859 invested in training