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WORKFORCE INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY ACT
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Under the provisions of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Departments of Human Services (DHS) and Labor and Regulation submitted a Unified State Plan to the federal government in 2016 that outlined a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development system.

States are required to submit two-year updates on their State Plans to federal agencies by March 15, 2018.  The WIOA State Plan provides valuable information about the various programs and initiatives underway including those for jobseekers, students and businesses.   

The Divisions of Rehabilitation Services and  Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired have specific  portions of the plan that address employment for citizens with disabilities and those who are blind or visually impaired. 

These strategic and operational plans are available for review and comment, including during a video/tele conference meeting on March 2, 2018 from 3p.m-4:30p.m. CDT. To join in via the conference call, please dial 1-866-410-8397. The conference code is 6057736282.

The video/tele-conference can be viewed at the following locations:

Pierre DDN CAP A Site - 500 E. Capitol Ave.
Aberdeen DHS Office - 1707 4th Ave. SE, Suite A
Aberdeen DLR Office - 420 S. Roosevelt St.
Brookings DHS Office - 1310 Main Ave. S., Suite 102
Huron DHS Office - 2361 Dakota Ave. S.
Rapid City DHS Office - 2330 N Maple Ave., Suite 2
Rapid City DLR Office - 2330 N Maple Ave., Suite 1
Sioux Falls DHS Office - 811 E. 10th St.
Sioux Falls Rehabilitation Center - 2900 W. 11th St., Suite 200
Watertown DHS Office - 2001 9th Ave. SW, Suite 200
Yankton DHS Office - 3113 Spruce St., Suite 128

For more information, please contact Kendra Ringstmeyer, Department of Labor and Regulation at (605) 773-4136, Gaye Mattke or Eric Weiss, Department of Human Services (605) 773-4644

Facilities are accessible to people with mobility impairments.  If you need auxiliary aids or services in order to participate in the meeting (e.g., sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format), please submit a request to the Department of Human Services.  To ensure auxiliary aids or services are available, please make the request(s) at least 10 days in advance of the meeting.