WIOA – Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program at Hinds Community College (HCC) works with the local WIN Job Center and Central MS Planning and Development District (CMPDD). The WIOA provides services such as employment training for adults, dislocated workers and youth. The Workforce Investment Network (WIN) provides WIOA services in Mississippi through WIN Job Centers located in the state. Hinds Community College, a partner of Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES), has a direct affiliation with three (3) WIN Centers: Jackson, Pearl, and Vicksburg.

The WIOA Program provides federal aid to support an Individual Training Account (I.T.A.) to qualifying students attending approved Career-Technical Programs at Hinds Community College. WIOA is based on need and ability; however, it is not an entitlement program. The WIOA goal is to equip students with professional skills and related credentials to successfully join the workforce in his or her chosen field of study and increase employment in Mississippi.

Qualifying Requirements for an I.T.A.

  • Acceptance in a Career-Tech Program
  • Mississippi Resident
  • Financial Need
  • College Transcript 
  • Keytrain Pretest*
  • Workkeys Test (CRC)*
  • Essay

*Pass test at the appropriate levels*

Services Paid by I.T.A.

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Required Administrative Fees
  • Required Occupational Fees

Approved WIOA Career-Tech Programs

See ETP list at https://etpl.mdes.ms.gov/FrmSearchHome.aspx