WIOA: Assistance for Job Seekers

If you are unemployed or recently dislocated from your job, there are state grant programs available to help you get your career back on track. The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act or WIOA provides assistance for job seekers with education and career support opportunities.  Digital Workshop Center works closely with Workforce Center counselors across the US to create individual training plans for each eligible student seeking an “in demand” job.

WIOA sponsored education at Digital Workshop Center is based on mentoring & support.  Classes are live, online, and small with an average cohort of 6-8 students.  Each student works in a hands-on, lab style environment to complete skills based lessons and projects.

Certificate programs are built around technology skills first.  Necessary strategy and soft skills are included to prepare students for what would be expected once hired on the job.  Contact your local Workforce Center or a DWC counselor to learn more about eligibility and requirements.

WIOA Job Assistance

Are you trying to figure out which WIOA program is right for you?  Our advising team is ready to answer all of your admissions questions.

Call us at 970-980-8091 or fill out the form to get started.

Apply for a Certificate Program

Available Certificate Programs
for WIOA participants

Each program is designed to help you advance your career.  Some restrictions may apply.  Contact your local Workforce Center to learn more about eligibility.

Graphic Design Certificate Program

Graphic Design Advanced

Go beyond the fundamentals to learn Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & dive deeper into graphic design

Business Administration Certificate Program

Business Administration

Designed for those needing Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and essential business administration skills

Data Science Certificate Program

Data Science

Master the tools of data analysis with this comprehensive career program including Python programming

Digital Marketing Certificate Program

Digital Marketing

Learn the essential skills
of digital marketing professionals: SEO, Analytics, AdWords, Social Ads & more

Web Design Certificate Program

Frontend Web Development

Dive into Frontend Web Development including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, frameworks & tools to go farther with your web skills

Project Management Certificate Program

Project Management

Advance your Project Management career towards a PMP or CAPM credential with a professional certificate

UX Design Certificate Program

UX Design

Explore User Experience (UX) design concepts and User Interface (UI) tools including Adobe XD, Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator & more

Data Science Certificate Program

Video Design

Video design concepts, Premiere Pro & After Effects skills to help you edit video content for marketing and more

Web Design Certificate Program

QuickBooks Bookkeeper

Prepare for a career using QuickBooks, Excel, and small business accounting to manage a business

What is WIOA?

WIOA or Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act is a progressive piece of legislation designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

Since its inception in 2014 WIOA has helped approximately 20 million individuals a year.  WIOA participants must ve pursuing an “in demand” career in their local job market in order to recieve educational support benefits.

Who qualifies for WIOA?

Each Workforce Center counselor must review a student’s case individually and determine eligibility for WIOA funding.  Many factors are considered for government grant programs including Employment Status and Reason Unemployed, Age, Income, Family Size, Disability Status, Eligibility for other funding, Literacy, Housing Status, State, Education, Relation to a military servicemen, or Criminal Record.

Is WIOA right for me?

If you looking to find employment or change careers, but you are unsure about getting started with WIOA, there are many factors to consider. Based on your experience and education, you may be lacking some of the tech skills that are coveted by today’s employers. 

Certificate Programs from DWC that are eligible for WIOA funds are a proven way to add skills to your resume and make your marketable to employers.  Talk to an advisor for free today to learn more and recieve a free, individual training plan including an estimate of costs and a draft schedule.

What can you expect as a new student?

Why Digital Workshop Center?

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Certificate Program FAQs

How Long Does Each Program Take to Complete?

Certificate programs are completed in an average of 4-6 months.  Some programs total length may vary.  Check the program page for specific details on your program.

Each Certificate Program is comprised of many stand-alone classes, a Capstone project, and program-specific assignments.  Once you have completed all the necessary course work, you will earn your certificate.

Career counseling workshops are available to all certificate program students.

When Can I Start?

Certificate program cohorts begin approximately once or more per calendar quarter.  Check the program page or contact us for specific program schedules.

Students must complete a series of skills workshops in order to earn enough credit towards their certification.

What Is Included In A Certificate Program?

Similar to any higher education program, each Certificate Program is comprised of many stand-alone classes.  Once you have completed all the necessary course work, plus a Capstone project and program specific assignments, then you will earn your certificate.

Certificate programs include:

  • Materials: Professional Textbook(s) or Reference Packet(s) for every class
  • Data files: Download materials with practice examples
  • Support:  Mentoring and coaching throughout your program, plus one month of mentoring support
  • One year for a free re-take (for attended students of public classes only)
  • Career coaching workshops including one-on-one resume writing, job search, and interview prep

Financial Aid

DWC offers a wide range of flexible financial aid options including 0% interest financing and payments plans.  Deferred payments scholarships are also available to those who qualify.

Click here to learn more about financial aid options.

Questions?

We are here to help!  To best assist you, we can schedule a complimentary meeting with a student advisor where you can discuss your goals, customize your training plan, and review all costs and time for your program.

Our student advisors will work with you every step of the way to make sure you get the skills you need to succeed along your professional development path.

Contact us here or call our offices at 970-980-8091.

To learn more about what to expect, scheduling, and common questions, you may also download our welcome guide here.

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