Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA  (Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act) Funding is available to PRCC students in the following qualified Career, Technical, Allied Health, and Workforce Programs:

Career Programs-1 year programs (3 semesters)

  • Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Welding
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  • Electrical
  • LPN to RN Bridge Program

Technical Programs- 2 year programs (4 semesters

  • Biomedical Equipment Repair
  • Business Marketing and Management
  • Drafting and Design
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electronics
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  • Utility Lineman
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Welding and Cutting

Allied Health Programs

  • Medical Laboratory
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Respiratory Care Technology
  • Associate Degree Nursing (RN)
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technician
  • Dental Hygiene

Short-Term Training

  • Commercial Truck Driving
  • Pipefitting
  • Shipfitting
  • Welding
  • Electrical

These funds can cover up to $6000 of a student’s school expenses (tuition, books, program fees, and certification exams)

The next application periods to apply for WIOA are:

Summer Semester
Note: Summer Classes must be required for the program in order to apply during this application period

Fall Semester

How to apply for WIOA:

    • Applications for WIA are completed at your nearest WIN Job Center once a semester during the application period.
    • You must provide two forms of Identification (Social Security Card, State Issued Picture ID, Birth Certificate, etc.)
    • You must provide proof you been accepted or are currently enrolled in an eligible program in the form of an Acceptance letter from PRCC.

Exceptions:

  • Short-term Programs can apply year round
  • Students in a 2 year program must have successfully completed 12 semester hours of the program or prerequisites prior to applying.

Questions about WIOA:

Visit www.mdes.ms.gov to find a WIN Job Center near you.

Contact PRCC’s Dislocated Worker/ITA Coordinator, for more information on WIOA funds at:
601.336.0069
shunt@prcc.edu

For additional information call Sheila at 601-403-1241
Tuition Assistance is available for those who qualify.  Contact your nearest WIN Job Center and ask about WIOA Funding.  Or for more information on assistance, contact Sonya Hunt at 601.336.0069 or shunt@prcc.edu

Resume Preparation

Pearl River Community College offers Resume Preparation Assistance to all students. Please contact Sonya Hunt at shunt@prcc.edu or rnelson@prcc.edu to set up an appointment.