WIOA - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

If you are out of work or soon will be, need to have sophisticated skills to get a new job but have no money to learn what you need to know, you may qualify for funding that would pay for training. "Upskilling" is important these days as entertainment industry jobs are now focused on an ability to use sophisticated programs such as Unreal Engine or Blender ... just to get your foot in the door!

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

Studio Arts can provide up to 240 hours of funded training through the State of California's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)*. If you are out of work, have contacted the EDD (or a local Worksource Center) and have requested or otherwise been referred to seek WIOA training, a Studio Arts course of between 120 to 240 hours may be available at NO cost to you. For more information about WIOA training, please contact us at grants@studioarts.com and we will get you started on what to do next.

For a list of all WIOA Skills Mastery Programs available at Studio Arts:

  - Click here for a list of our Skills Mastery Programs available through WIOA.
  - Click here for our SMP listings on the California I-Train page.

*If you live outside of California and you're eligible for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) training services, you can find eligible training providers in your state here.

For all further information call Studio Arts at 323.227.8776 or email us at grants@studioarts.com if you have any questions.