Adult Employment Programs

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult Program provides workforce investment activities that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants, and increase occupational skill attainment by participants, which will improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the economy.
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Eligibility
You may be eligible for the adult program if you are 18 years of age or older, possess barrier(s) to employment (high school dropout, disabilities, offender/ex-offenders, basic skills deficient just to name a few); and willing to learn, complete the program, and more importantly, have the motivation to work.

Services
The Workforce Investment Act mandates that participants are provided core, intensive and training services. Core services are basic information about our programs and other government programs made available for job seekers.
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Intensive, job training and other services assist participants to attain and retain employment.

Additional Information
For additional information on the WIA adult program contact:
  • People for People - Kittitas and Yakima counties
    • Ellensburg 509-925-5311
    • Sunnyside 509-836-1156
    • Toppenish 509-865-5221
    • Yakima 509-248-6727
  • People for People - Klickitat and Skamania counties
    • Goldendale 509-773-5503
    • Stevenson 509-427-4464
    • White Salmon 509-493-1210
Additional Resources
  • Basic Health
    • Health care insurance for low income individuals or families
    • To apply, contact: 1-800-660-9840
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
    • To apply, contact: 1-877-KIDS-NOW
  • Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)
    • Subsidized programs for infant, toddlers, and preschoolers
    • To apply, contact: 360-725-2830
  • Food Stamps
    • To apply, contact: 1-877-980-9140
  • Head Start
    • For children 3-5 years old
    • To apply, contact: 360-725-2830
  • Housing Assistance
    • To apply, contact: 1-800-955-2232
  • Medicaid
    • Social and health services for low income individuals or families
    • To apply, contact: 1-800-562-3022
  • Utility Assistance (LIHEAP)
    • Help with heating and electricity bills for low income individuals and families
    • To apply, contact: 360-725-2866
  • Working Connections Child Care
    • Help with child care costs
    • To apply, contact: 1-800-446-1114