Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
Adult and Dislocated Worker Training Program

The OhioMeansJobs Center of Shelby County has training funds available through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), a federal program, to help individuals upgrade their skills or train for a new career. Training may be completed through classroom training or through an On-The-Job Training Program. The goal of WIA is to place individuals into employment with which they can adequately support themselves and their families. Funding is potentially available for Adults and Dislocated Workers.

Shelby County Job Family Services Workforce Investment Act for AdultsThe Adult program focuses on individuals who are either unemployed or underemployed to help them gain the skills needed to obtain employment with higher wages. Under this category, certain income guidelines must be met.

The Dislocated Worker Program serves workers who have been terminated or laid off and are unlikely to return to their previous occupation, or terminated or laid off due to a mass layoff or a plant closing. This program also serves displaced homemakers, who due to certain situations, such as a divorce or the death of a spouse, are no longer supported by the income of that family member.

General WIA training eligibility for Adult and Dislocated Worker categories:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Comply with Selective Service requirements

Additional requirements for the Adult category:

  • Be unemployed or underemployed
  • Meet suitability criteria according to program regulations
  • Unable to secure self-sufficient employment through Core and Intensive Services

Additional requirements for the Dislocated Worker category:

  • Has been laid off, terminated or received notice of a lay off
  • Receiving Unemployment Compensation
  • Lost employment due to a mass lay off or plant closure
  • Is a Displaced Homemaker
  • Meet suitability criteria according to program regulations
  • Unable to secure self-sufficient employment through Core and Intensive Services

For more information on the WIA Training Programs for Adult and Dislocated Workers, please call


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Shelby County Ohio Job and Family Services OhioMeansJobs

Employment Workshops

OhioMeansJobs Shelby County
offers free employment workshops.
Workshop participants have the
opportunity to improve their job
seeking skills to aid in finding a
new job or to brush up on skills
to retain a job once they are working.
Workshops are taught by instructors
from Upper Valley Career Center and

To register for a workshop, call
OhioMeansJobs Shelby County at
937-498-4981 Extension 2816


Resume Writing Workshop

March 26, April 9 & 23

May 14, June 11 & 25

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Interviewing Skills Workshop

April 11

May 9, June 13

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Job Search Skills Workshop

April 4

May 2, June 6

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Good Employee Skills Workshop

March 21, April 18

May 16, June 20

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Computer Basics Workshop

March 28, April 25

May 23, June 27

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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May 3, 2018

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Sidney High School will be holding a Career and College Fair at the high school located at 1215 Cambell Rd., Sidney, Ohio.

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Sidney, Ohio 45365
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