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WIOA Local Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

workforce logo500The Central Region’s modifications to the Local Plan for execution of workforce development activities under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, is now available for public review and comment.

The proposed modifications to the Local Plan may be obtained from the Mid-Region Council of Governments, 809 Copper Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 during normal business hours, or the plan can be downloaded below.

pdfView Modifications to the WIOA Local Plan Program - "Draft"

Public Comment

The proposed modifications to the Local Plan will be available for public comment beginning September 3, 2018 through October 2, 2018. Please include a page reference for each comment to facilitate review.

Comments may be submitted:

  • Via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • In writing to:

Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico
ATTN: Lloyd C. Aragon, Workforce Manager
809 Copper Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

  • Via the online comment form

Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 2, 2018.

WIOA & Local Plan Overview

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014, and became effective July 1, 2015. WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. WIOA is designed to help both jobseekers and businesses: WIOA addresses the needs of jobseekers through establishing a workforce system that helps them access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market; WIOA addresses businesses’ needs by matching them to the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

As required by WIOA, the Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico  has developed modifications to the Local Plan to achieve WIOA priorities in New Mexico’s Central Region. After the public comment period and draft reviews, the WCCNM Local Plan will be presented to the WCCNM Full Board for approval at its October 15, 2018 meeting at 1:30 p.m., MRCOG, 809 Copper Ave. NW.

Anyone requiring special accommodations please notify the MRCOG office at (505) 247-1750 seven (7) days in advance.

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