Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
California Rda Institute is an approved education provider for federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding. The following programs are fully funded for those individuals who are currently in transition, registered at a local San Diego County America’s Job Center or SW Riverside County Workforce Development Center and meet eligibility requirements. Visit the Cal Jobs website and follow the link to register.
Classroom Certificate Programs:
What is the Workforce Investment Act (WIOA)?
The Workforce Investment Act (WIOA) is a federally funded training and job program that creates a new approach, providing workforce investment activities through statewide and local systems. Authorized workforce investment activities provided at the local level benefit job seekers, dislocated workers, youth, foster care participants, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities, and employers. These activities promote an increase in employment, job retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment by participants. This outcome improves the quality of the workforce, reduces welfare dependency, and enhances the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.
Who Qualifies for WIOA Funding?
Many people can qualify for WIOA grants. Workforce funding is generally budgeted into Adult, Dislocated Worker, Older Youth and Younger Youth categories. The majority of funding is budgeted toward adult and dislocated workers whose current job skills are out of date or will be soon. Clients seek training to update current skills or learn skills for a new career if his or her current occupation is not in demand. Generally unemployed, laid off, low income or homeless. Authorized to work in the U.S., not currently enrolled in a postsecondary school & minimum age requirement of 16 and older. Spouse of a member of Armed Forces who lost employment due to permanent change in duty station or is unemployed, underemployed and has difficulty finding or upgrading employment.
What is the Approval Process for WIOA Participants?
Prospective WIOA participants must visit a Job center to find out if they are eligible to receive WIOA grant funding. Prospective students who are good candidates for the program will meet with a WIOA Counselor who will help guide them through the eligibility process.
Starting Enrollment with WIOA & California RDA Institute:
Call California RDA Institute to inquire about WIOA.
Your Career Counselor will not find California Dental Certifications. California RDA Institute is CDC’s sister school that you will be working with.
California RDA Institute
1059 First Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Log onto caljobs.ca.gov to register and create an account.
- Go to: ‘Update Your Resume’ on the homepage.
- Create ‘INDIVIDUAL’ User account.
- Complete fields for personal information to finish registration.
Log onto San Diego Workforce Partnership’s Program Match Finder to register and create an account.
LINK TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT AFTER CREATING THE MATCH FINDER PROFILE:
Items to bring when you’re ready to attend your intake eligibility meeting:
- U.S. Passport OR
- Driver’s License or ID Card AND U.S. Social Security Card OR
- Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card
- If receiving Unemployment, bring your (Claim Filed and Award Letter) those two docs, were included in the first envelope received from the unemployment office.
- If receiving CalFresh, TANF, or Welfare, bring the verification letter with the monthly income.
- If you are a Veteran, please bring your DD-214.
- Include with the other list of documents:
All males need their Selective Service Letter, available for download at this link: https://sss.gov/verify/
TAKE PICTURES OF ALL DOCUMENTS – YOU WILL BE ASKED TO UPLOAD THEM USING YOUR PHONE.
*If you are Military or Military Spouse or in the foster care system, inform your counselor as you will receive priority processing.
AFTER YOU HAVE ATTENDED YOUR ELIGIBILITY APPOINTMENT, THE ELIGIBILITY COUNSELOR WILL CONTACT YOU TO LET YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED TO CONTINUE WITH THE PROCESS TO MOVE FORWARD. USUALLY WITHIN 2-3 DAYS (ONCE APPROVED, YOU CAN SELECT YOUR CAREER CENTER IN STEP 6)
- Call back California RDA Institute and let us know your intake eligibility meeting date and time. (858) 722-8504
- Keep California RDA Institute updated with your eligibility and meetings with WIOA.
A Career counselor will contact you after your intake eligibility meeting approval. The career counselor will then have you choose and visit a career center near you. Please see Below:
San Diego WIOA Career Centers
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Workforce Development Center
(Downtown Library-park underground)
*If you do not live in sandiego county area, you are still eligible for funding. Please call (858) 722-8504 for more information.