Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

Daniel Boone CAA’s Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides assistance to Youth, Adults, and Dislocated Workers.  The WIOA Program is designed to assist the job seeker in acquiring the skills necessary to become gainfully employed.

The customers of the workforce system include anyone who is looking for a job, whether currently employed or not.  However, the system emphasizes serving unemployed job seekers and employed workers who are seeking a new job leading to a self-sufficient wage.

Community Job Clubs

Daniel Boone CAA’s Workforce Program operates two (2) community job clubs- “Clay County Job Club” and “Jackson County Job Club”.  Job club is a small group of  job seekers who meet weekly with local workforce professionals to improve their job search methods.  The group members provide support for each other while networking and learning techniques for improving their job searches from the workforce professionals and invited guests.  This combination of support, networking, and job-search education makes job club members much more successful at getting a job than job seekers who search alone.

Job Clubs help you:

  • Create a game plan for your job search.
  • Link with quality employers.
  • Improve your interviewing skills.
  • Learn self-marketing skills.
  • Evaluate, negotiate, and land job offers.
  • Ease your stress during your job search.

New members are always welcome.  Contact us for a schedule of job club meetings:

Clay County Job Club – (606) 598-5127

Jackson County Job Club – (606) 364- 4484


WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker, and/or Out-of-School Youth Program

The Adult, Dislocated Worker, and/or Out-of-School Youth Program provides a broad range of services.   Different combination of services will be appropriate for different customers because of the differences in their circumstances and objectives.


Description of Services

Case Management

Case management is the basic service that indicates that a client is interacting with and receiving the assistance and guidance of a WIOA career advisor.  Case management is the basic component of WIOA services and a client will remain in case management as long as he/she is receiving any WIOA Services or assistance.

Several WIOA-funded activities and services are included under case management:

  • Career Exploration.
  • Career Guidance, Advocacy, and Coaching.
  • Development of a Written Career Plan.
  • Client-centered Workshops.
  • Assisted Job Search.
  • Assisted Job Development and Placement.
  • Assessment.

Other services- Other services are provided to Adults, Dislocated Workers, and/or Out of School Youth when it has been determined they are appropriate for the client and the client is eligible for those services.

These services may include:

  • A Complete Assessment.
  • Individual Counseling and Career Planning.
  • Work Experience.
  • On-the-Job Training.
  • Customized Training.
  • Individual Training Accounts.
  • Literacy and Adult Education Activities.
  • Supportive Services.


WIOA In-School Youth Program

The In-School Youth Program serves Clay and Jackson Counties.  In-School Youth must meet the low-income criteria and required barriers as defined by WIA.

Youth may receive services in one or more of the following:

  • Leadership Development
  • Paid and Unpaid Work Experiences, including Internships and Job Shadowing.
  • Alternative Secondary School.
  • Summer Employment.
  • Tutoring, Study Skills Training, and instruction leading to secondary school completion.
  • Occupational Skills Training.
  • Financial Aid Coordination.
  • Supportive Services.
  • Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
  • Adult mentoring.
  • Follow-up services.

For more information please contact Daniel Boone Community Action Agency, Inc.


Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP)

Department of Labor