WIOA Innovation and Opportunity Act

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The State Board approved the creation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Implementation Work Group in September 2014. Over the next 12 months, this work group will ensure that California’s implementation of the new law reflects state strategies and aligns resources accordingly. The group’s work includes developing WIOA performance measures and multi-agency metrics, developing policy, catalyzing systems alignment and regional collaboration, and determining any needed governance changes.


  1. State-level implementation of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  2. Develop architecture for the Governor’s State Strategic Workforce Plan through:
    • Supporting large scale system change
    • Aligning policy, program, and resources at the state level
    • Identifying and removing administrative barriers
    • Measuring cross-system performance outcomes