WIA (Workforce Investment Act) Program

The WIA Program at Mission College provides services to unemployed adults who are:

  • Receiving unemployment and seeking job training: Students approved by the Employment Development Department (EDD) to attend college, will continue to receive unemployment benefits.
  • Dislocated workers: Students who qualify for WIA state funds are eligible to enroll in one of the state eligible training programs offered at Mission College (see the Eligible Training Provider List ).
Programs Offered
  • Nurse Assistant
  • Home Health Aide
  • Acute Care Nurse Assistant
  • Fundamental Food Service Skills
  • Food Service and Restaurant Management
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Pharmacy Technician
Services Provided
  • Educational and vocational counseling
  • Priority registration
  • Book vouchers (if accepted into the WIA Program)
  • On-campus and community referrals
Program Eligibility

Adults (18 years and older) who meet the following criteria:

  • Laid off from a job
  • Receiving unemployment
  • Have a barrier to returning to their previous occupation or industry because of inadequate skills or limited availability of jobs
  • Job seekers meeting the requirements established by a local Workforce Investment Board
How To Access Services

Contact your local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to determine whether you qualify for WIA funds. If eligible, you will be referred to a training program.

Local WIB Contact: NOVA Workforce Services

Mission College WIA Contact

Pertilla Domingue, Program Specialist - Contract Education/Workforce & Economic Development
email: pertilla.domingue@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5200
fax: 408-980-9540
3000 Mission College Blvd., Main Building S1-201
Santa Clara, CA 95054