WIOA addresses DACA youth

National Skills Coalition




More than 700,000 young immigrant Dreamers in the United States have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). But did you know that DACA recipients are eligible to participate in federally funded job training programs?

Policy guidance issued in 2014 by the US Department of Labor affirms that individuals who are work-authorized areeligible to participate in job training programs under the Workforce Investment Act (now known as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act).

In this Q&A, we explain how the process works, and spotlight a nonprofit that has succeeded in helping DACA youth obtain occupational training.


Take a look – and please share this update with others who may find it useful.

Photo credit: Antonio R Villaraigosa via Flickr