WIOA - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

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.

If you are out of work (or you soon will be,) and you need new skills to re-enter the workforce, then you may qualify for WIOA funding. "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.

WIOA was designed to help people like you get the education you need for today's job market.

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 and type Studio Arts for School Name.

*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.