Auburn University Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Supplemental Program

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law July 22, 2014 and supersedes the Workforce Investment Act. It promotes program coordination and alignment of key employment, education and training programs at the Federal, State, regional and local level. WIOA was designed to provide workforce investment activities to increase employment, retention and earnings, and the attainment of nationally recognized and/or postsecondary credentials. Through these activities, the quality of the workforce will improve, economic self-sufficiency will increase, and workers will meet the skill requirements of employers and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of our nation.

The AU Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement (CEOE) has been awarded a $214,000 grant (renewable for 3 years) to partner with the Macon and Bullock County Career Technical Education Centers. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant was awarded by the Alabama Department of Commerce to allow Auburn University to provide supplemental programs as part of CEO’s mission to enhance the development of K-12 schools Alabama.

An Auburn University Success Plus Youth Program (AUSPP) has been created to enhance the education and employability skills program for youth throughout Macon and Bullock Counties. The AU Success Plus Youth Program will be a partnership between Auburn University Outreach (Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement, Government & Economic Development Institute, Office of Professional and Continuing Education and Faculty Engagement), Macon County Schools, Bullock County Schools, and the Black Belt Community Foundation. This program will provide education and training, and offer field-expert guest speakers and seminar sessions for students. Students in the program will also visit Auburn University for campus and facility tours with educational seminars provided at various colleges and schools.

There are 8 categories within the Auburn University WIOA Supplemental Program:

  • Elocution Academy Employability Skills
  • Entrepreneurial Skills Training
  • Global Communications Skills Training
  • Adult Mentoring
  • Counseling
  • Campus Career Visits
  • Guest Speakers
  • Financial Literacy
Training Sessions

Last Updated: November 22, 2021