The federal Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) took effect on July 1, 2015 to serve low-income adults, dislocated workers, and low-income youth. Its primary purpose is to help adults acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain employment, become full partners in the educational development of their children, improve economic opportunities for their family, and aid in the transition to post-secondary education and training.
McKinley Community School for Adults (MCSA) is one of two schools serving as a program delivering services within the Hawaii Department of Education. As such, MCSA is a mandated partner along with the Department of Human Services (Division of Vocational Rehabilitation), and the Department of Labor. The three core partners are currently working on a draft State of Hawaii plan that will be shared as soon as it is completed.