Workforce GPS: WIOA Mythbusters

Myths perceived as fact can interfere with the ability of States to fully implement an integrated workforce development system envisioned under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Myths thought to be true may result from a misunderstanding of the law and regulations and from a lack of experience with other workforce development system partners.

The myth busters provided in this series are based on jointly issued guidance by DOL’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), ED’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and HHS’s Administration for Children and Families (ACF). 

The aim is to offer a few of the myths that we’ve collectively heard from the workforce system and to provide the actual fact to dispel the myth.

Click below some myths about the changes made by WIOA and the facts that provide the real story.

If you have a myth that needs clarification – please send it to Wendy Havenstrite at