The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is responsible for administering the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act and Welfare to Work funds within Orange County. ETA administers the activities of the Orange County Workforce Development Board through the Orange Works One-Stop Re-employment Centers and the Welfare to Work TANF/Social Services Department program. The administrative offices are located at 18 Seward Avenue in Middletown, NY.
Major Services Provided
The Workforce Development Board (WDB) was created under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. In addition to the programs run by the WDB, they will provide services through a One Stop System and target incumbent workers as well as unemployed individuals.
The ETA also oversees Welfare Employment Services in order to reduce the number of people on public assistance as well as meeting Federal and State participation rates.
The main function of ETA is to provide employment and training services under specific grants as established by the federal government. The services that are provided include the following:
Youth Competency training
· Pre-employment work maturity skills
· Basic education skills
· Job specific skills
Supervisory staff skills
Basic communication workplace training
Pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training
Work experience/remedial education
Non-traditional training for women
Miscellaneous tuition assistance
Target groups to be served in the adult (economically disadvantaged) programs are as follows:
- Long-term welfare recipients
- Transitional welfare recipients
- Rehabilitated substance abusers
- High school dropouts
- Women in non-traditional training
- Incumbent workers below 200% of poverty level
- Dislocated workers
- Trade Adjustment Act Individuals