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Maryland Department of Labor Benchmarks of Success - Employers Video Highlights - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Secretary Kelly Schulz, Dept. of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR)

Interview Host: Welcoming Remarks/ Introduction of Secretary Schulz (Part 1)

Question: Could you provide a brief background about WIOA and Maryland’s Combined Plan?

Secretary Schulz’s Response/Highlights:

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act passed by Congress in 2014 for each of the states to create a new workforce system
  • Combined State Plan – inclusive of other state agencies
    • Who do we want to include to break down silos?
    • What is our ultimate goal? To create opportunities.
      • Maryland State Department of Education
      • Department of Human Services
      • Unemployment Insurance
      • Senior Community
      • Department of Housing and Community Development