Forum to Attract & Educate New and Existing Training Providers

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August 17, 2016

Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the non-profit organization dedicated to employment, education and economic development, is hosting a seminar to attract potential businesses who want to become a certified training provider while also educating current providers on the new federal requirements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Certification through this Texas Workforce Commission Eligible Training Provider System (ETPS) allows training providers and educational institutions the opportunity to receive reimbursement for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) sponsored training for qualifying individuals. WIOA is a federally funded resource for employment and training services, which is locally administered by Workforce Solutions Borderplex.

Training providers wanting to receive more information about the Eligible Training Provider System can access the website at: or inquire by phone at (915) 887-2823 or email Teresa Vasquez at 


About Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed the Act by a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform in 15 years of the public workforce system.

WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In general, the Act takes effect on July 1, 2015, the first full program year after enactment, unless otherwise noted.