WIA - Workforce Investment Act
What is the WIA Program?
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 reformed Federal job training programs and created
a comprehensive workforce investment system call the WIA Program. The newly, reformed
system is customer-focused and federally- funded with a primary goal of assisting
individuals access the tools that they need to manage their careers and attain
self-sufficiency through employment. The WIA program also targets assisting U.S.
companies locate and hire skilled workers.
Are there eligibility requirements for the WIA Program? Yes.
You may be eligible for WIA services if you meet one of the following specific eligibility criteria:
Please note: Along with eligibility you must also meet suitability to receive services under WIA.
- Dislocated workers-Laid off/terminated employees receiving unemployment benefits
or have exhausted unemployment benefits.
- Disadvantaged Adults - low income meeting local guidelines.
- Youth ages 18-21.
- Displaced homemakers.
To begin our WIA Online Orientation Login.
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WTP - Welfare Transition Program
Who is eligible?
- You must be a US citizen or a qualified non-citizen.
- You must be a: Parent or relative caring for one or more children or a pregnant woman
- Household income and assets must be below certain standards.
- To become a participant in the WT program you must apply for cash assistance with the
Department of Children and Families (DCF). The DCF determines eligibility and awards benefits.
How Can I Apply?
Use DCF’s Online application services called Project Access. To apply, go to: http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/
You may also check the status of your benefits or report changes to DCF at:
To begin our WTP Online Orientation Login.
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How do I participate in the program?
WTP is a mandatory program with mandatory hours in allowable activities. All applicants/participants
must comply in order to receive benefits. There are penalties for non-compliance
such as loss of cash assistance or food stamp benefits.
- Participate in an orientation to gain knowledge about the program and services provided
by the WT Program and attend a one week Workshop at Career Central.
- Attend all scheduled appointments.
- Participate in and document all assigned weekly activities for required number of
- Respond to phone calls or letters from Career Central or any other agency you are
- Accept any reasonable offer of suitable employment.
Are there any other services available to me while in WTP?
Support Services that may be available to you while enrolled in WTP*:
- Subsidized Childcare
- Training related expenses: uniforms, tools, license and certification exams
- Incentive cards for assistance with compliance and transportation
*All subject to availability of funds and eligibility.
SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SNAP works to assist participants in gaining skills, training, experience and/or
employment to increase ability to gain self-sufficiency.
SNAP is for those interested in receiving help with your job searching efforts, participating in activities and
receiving Food Stamp Reimbursements (FSRs) to help off-set the cost of transportation.
To begin our SNAP Online Orientation Login.
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Employment & Training The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a
voluntary program designed to assist those that are receiving food stamp benefits
from the state of Florida transition into the world of work and into self-sufficiency.
Someone interested in applying for food stamp benefits will first need to complete
an application through the Department of Children & Families. If they are interested
in becoming part of the voluntary SNAP program at Career Central, they will need
to complete the SNAP online orientation. Once completed, a Career Specialist
will contact you.
Once a part of the voluntary SNAP program, you will be assigned
an activity such as job search or community service/work experience hours. If you
complete your assigned activity, you may be eligible to receive an FSR (food stamp
reimbursement) to help with your travel costs.
Persons with Disabilities
The Disability Navigator is available at the One-Stop Career Centers system to
enhance the employability of job seekers with disabilities and to increase the
number of career advancement opportunities available to them. Ask our Disability
Navigator, about the Ticket to Work Program.
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The major objectives of the Disability Navigator are to:
- Guide One-Stop Career Center staff in assisting persons with disabilities to access
and navigate the complexities of various programs and services that impact their ability
to gain/retain employment.
- Conduct outreach to develop and maintain relationships with advocacy groups,
community organizations, and agencies that facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities.
- Identify appropriate community resources for job seekers with disabilities to
remove barriers to employment.
- Develop linkages and collaborate on an ongoing basis with employers to
facilitate job placements for persons with disabilities.
- Serve as resources for referrals to Social Security Administration’s initiatives:
work incentives, Ticket to Work and employment support programs and the provision of
services through the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance program;
- Protection and Advocacy systems; and employment-related demonstration projects.
- Serve as a resource to the workforce development community to ensure the availability
of comprehensive knowledge of Federal, State, local and private programs that impact the
ability of persons with disabilities to enter and remain in the workforce.
- Create systemic change and transform the culture of how the One-Stop
Career Centers serve customers with disabilities.
Special Services & Adaptive Equipment
Career Central is committed to providing services, activities and programs in fully
integrated settings. Job seekers with disabilities who utilize Career Central services
are considered universal customers and as such follow the same paths as other customers.
Persons with disabilities who require supports, such as interpreter services or
Braille materials, to equally benefit from offered services must request those supports
To proactively accommodate job seekers with disabilities within the One Stop Centers,
Career Central offers the following adaptive equipment within many of the One Stop
Centers located throughout Pasco/Hernando Counties:
- Job Access With Speech (JAWS)
- Sign-Language Interpreters (with a 3-day notice)
- Magnification Software for eased computer screen reading
- Text telephones (TTY)
- Very Easy Reading Appliances to scan and read printed materials
If you have any questions, contact our Disability Navigator.
(727) 484-3400 ext. 3098
(813) 377-1300 ext. 3098
(866) 396-9675 ext. 3098
NCPEP - Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program
We help non-custodial parents obtain employment & guide them for the first 180 days on
the job! (Family must meet eligibility guidelines)
We Provide The Following Services:
Join the Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program
- Job searching, career planning, & referrals
- Interview training & resume writing
- Vocational and educational assessments
- Guidance on child support related issues
- Services to help maintain/advance in your job
- Possible assistance reinstating Driver’s License through the Department of Revenue
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