Take the first steps towards a new career today and discover if you qualify for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act funding opportunities.

1. Determine if you eligible for the WIOA funded program

Eligibility Requirments for Adults

  1. Right to Work– Participation shall be open to citizens and nationals of the United States, lawfully admitted permanent resident aliens, refugees, asylees, and parolees, and other immigrants authorized by the Attorney General to work in the United States as required in WIOA section 188 (a)(5).
  2. Selective Service/Military Status – All participants must be in compliance with the Selective Service Act requirements as required by WIOA section 189(h).
  3. Age at application must be 18 or older
  4. Unemployed or employed and in need of services in order to obtain or retain employment.
  5. Social Security Card
  6. Household income for previous six months from date of application for WIOA services
  7. Verification of family size

Eligibility Requirments for Dislocated Workers

  1. Right to Work– Participation shall be open to citizens and nationals of the United States, lawfully admitted permanent resident aliens, refugees, asylees, and parolees, and other immigrants authorized by the Attorney General to work in the United States as required in WIOA section 188 (a)(5).
  2. Security Card
  3. Selective Service/Military Status – All participants must be in compliance with the Selective Service Act requirements as required by WIOA section 189(h).
  4. Age at application must be 18 or older
  5. Date of Dislocation – Layoff notice
  6. Have applied for Unemployment Benefits

Eligibility Requirments for In School and out of School Youth

  1. Right to Work– Participation shall be open to citizens and nationals of the United States, lawfully admitted permanent resident aliens, refugees, asylees, and parolees, and other immigrants authorized by the Attorney General to work in the United States as required in WIOA section 188 (a)(5).
  2. Selective Service/Military Status – All participants must be in compliance with the Selective Service Act requirements as required by WIOA section 189(h).
  3. Age at application must be between the ages of 14 and 24.
  4. In-School Youth means an individual who is attending school, not younger than age 14 or (unless an individual with a disability who is attending school under state law) older than age 21, low-income and one or more of the following barriers:
    • Barrier
      • Basic skills deficient;
      • An English language learner;
      • An offender;
      • A homeless individual defined in sec. 41403(6), Violence Against Women Act (42 U.S.C. 14043e-2(6))), a homeless child or youth, a runaway, in foster care or has aged out of the foster care system, a child eligible for assistance under section 477, Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 677), or in an out-of-home placement;
      • Pregnant or parenting;
      • A youth who is an individual with a disability;
      • Requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment. (Because the State has chosen to not define “additional assistance” as relates to WIOA Youth program eligibility, each Local Board has the responsibility for determining its own definition of this eligibility category. If a Local Board wishes to use this eligibility category, a local policy must be developed that specifies what conditions must be met for a youth to require additional assistance and what documentation is needed to demonstrate this eligibility category.)
  5. Out-of-School Youth means an individual who is not attending any school, not younger than age 16 or older than 24; and has one or more of the following barriers:
    • Barrier
      • School dropout;
      • Within the age of compulsory school attendance, but has not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter;
      • Recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is low-income and basic skills deficient or an English language learner;
      • Subject to the juvenile or adult justice system;
      • A homeless individual defined in sec. 41403(6), Violence Against Women Act (42 U.S.C. 14043e-2(6))), a homeless child or youth, a runaway, in foster care or has aged out of the foster care system, a child eligible for assistance under section 477, Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 677), or in an out-of-home placement;
      • Pregnant or parenting;
      • An individual with a disability;
      • Low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment.

2. Visit, www.jobs.state.nm.us

For a complete list of eligible programs at San Juan College.
  1. Click on Services for Job Seekers
  2. Click on Education Services
  3. Select Training Programs and Schools
  4. Search for  San Juan College

3. Attend an orientation at the local Workforce Connections

Workforce Connections Office
600 W. Arrington St
Farmington, NM 87401
Phone: 505-327-6126
Fax: 505-326-6006