Workforce Investment Act Information

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By searching the provider database you can check training program costs, length, hours, completion and placement rates, and wage summaries.

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About the Statewide Eligible Training Provider List

As part of the infrastructure to carry out the mandates of the 1998 Workforce Investment Act, states are required to maintain a list of training providers and programs that are certified to receive students using WIA funds. WIA students are only permitted to use their Individual Training Account (ITA) funds in programs that appear on the Statewide ETPL.

All of the institutions and programs that comprise the Statewide ETPL have been approved by a Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB) in Tennessee. Each of Tennessee’s 13 LWIBs make initial eligibility decisions regarding what programs to add to the ETPL. After the LWIB makes the initial eligibility decision, subsequent eligibility decisions are made on an annual basis by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development based on institutional performance data.

All of the institutions that appear on the Statewide ETPL supply Quarterly Performance Reports; that are then used to compile the WIA Annual Subsequent Eligibility Report. Any program that fails to meet the state determined performance minimums, as far as completion and placement rates, is subsequently removed from the Statewide ETPL.