WIA Adults and Dislocated Workers Program

The Adults and Dislocated Workers Program, under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, is designed to provide quality employment and training services to assist eligible individuals in finding and qualifying for meaningful employment, and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business. Services are provided through local workforce development boards and JobLink Centers. Training services are available to those who have been unable to find employment through intensive services. Customers are linked to job opportunities in their communities, including both occupational training and training in basic skills. Participants use an "individual training account" to select an appropriate training program from a qualified training provider.

UNC Charlotte Extended Academic Programs is a qualified training provider listed on the NCWorks Online website at www.ncworks.gov. You may choose two or three programs for discussion with the Workforce Development Board representatives. If a program you are interested in is not listed on NCWorks Online, please call 704-687-8900 about seeking approval.

In the Charlotte (Mecklenburg County) area:

Charlotte Works is the workforce development board for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Step 1: Register* at www.ncworks.gov (required).
Step 2: On the left side of the homepage, go to “Other Services” and click on “Appointment Center.”
Step 3: Go to “Events Calendar” and search for “WIA Information Sessions.”
Step 4: Register to attend a session. (Note: You will not receive a confirmation, but you will be expected to attend. If you cannot attend, you are expected to cancel your registration to allow another job-seeker to take your seat.)

*If you have already registered at www.ncworks.gov, begin the process at Step 2.

You may have heard that taking the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) is the first step to enter the WIA program. This assessment is no longer required.

QUESTIONS? Email nextsteps@charlotteworks.com. For more information about the WIA process and eligibility in Mecklenburg county, visit http://www.charlotteworks.com/Job-Seekers/WIA. CharlotteWorks has also created an FAQ sheet to help guide prospective students through the process.