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Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) seeks to integrate Wisconsin’s workforce and talent development systems to better serve employers and job seekers in our state.

In South Central Wisconsin, the WorkSmart Network provides WIOA programming designed to help job seekers obtain the work related skills and experience necessary to meet the needs the hiring needs of local business and industry. Through outreach and informational overview activities WorkSmart staff meet with job seekers who are interested in obtaining job placement and occupational training assistance for occupations in high wage, high demand industries. Some of the specific resources and tools staff utilize to help job seekers include: established relationships with hiring managers; On-the-Job Training; paid work experience; job placement and retention services; industry focused short and long term training programming (Welding, Industrial Maintenance, Information Technology, Healthcare, CDL's, Associate Degree programs).

WorkSmart is administered by the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin. EATA is the local board’s largest contracted service provider. EATA provides WIOA services to Adults, Out of School Youth, and Dislocated Workers effected by lay-offs in South Central Wisconsin.

Casual Business Meeting

Adult & Dislocated Worker

WIOA Eligibility Requirements

Dislocated Worker

  • Laid-off due to no fault of your own, business closing.

  • Previously self-employed

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

  • Registered with Selective Service

Adult Program

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

  • Registered with Selective Service


To learn more about WorkSmart Network please contact us at (608) 288-2459 or register for a WIOA WorkSmart information session on-line at

Out of School Youth


  • 16 – 24 years of age

  • Documented School Drop-Out for at least 1 quarter

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States
    High School graduate with documented barriers to employment

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

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