About Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Serving:  Leslie, Knott, Letcher and Perry Counties

The LKLP Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program is designed to assist low-income individuals to acquire skills necessary to become gainfully employed. WIOA delivers many levels of assistance to adults, economically disadvantaged youth, and dislocated workers. We use a wide assortment of resources that allow our clients to obtain the latest job-market information, help them identify their interests and aptitudes, and advance their careers.

Eligible customers may receive assistance with tuition, books, fees, and other training-related costs. The program can even provide relocation assistance for customers who find a job which requires them to move.

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WIOA Director's Message

The Workforce Investment Opportunity Act provides opportunities for training in in-demand occupations, working to increase employment and retention rates, increase earnings, to affect economic self-sufficiency among individuals, and meet performance standards while meeting the labor market’s need for a skilled workforce. 



The On the Job Training is provided to a paid participant while engaged in productive work in a job that provides knowledge or skills essential to the full and adequate performance of the job. The OJTs are provided under a contract with an employer in the public, private non- profit or private sector.  Through the OJT contract, occupational training is provided for the WIOA client in exchange for the reimbursement of up to 75 percent of the wage rate to compensate for the employer’s costs of training and additional supervision related to the OJT.

During this year we were able to service 5 OJT clients with 3 different employers. Employers consist of MACED, Troublesome Creek Stringed Instruments, and FAHE.


The Out of School Youth program served youth ages 18-24 with educational assistance and employment opportunities to help them advance in the world of work. This year we served a total of 91 out of school youth. We had 10 to participate in work experience, where they were placed with employers within the LKLP service area, to complete up to 320 hours of work experience. The program assisted 10 individuals with Work Readiness Training and was able to assist 58 clients with tuition and fees.  The Out of School Youth program will become the Opportunity Youth Program beginning July 1st, 2019. The program will serve youth ages 18-24 with specific barriers to provide educational assistance, adult mentoring, peer mentoring, career exploration and work experience opportunities.


Client Service Summary for 2022-2023

Clients Receiving Activities


Total Number of Jobs Obtained




All Staff are to be congratulated on the success of the WIOA programs.

WIOA Contact Information

Allison Brown
WIOA Manpower Director

Toll-Free: 1-800-633-7651
Local: (606) 439-1362
Office Location:
Perry County JobSight Office Complex
412 Roy Campbell Drive
Hazard, KY 41701
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST