WIOA Title I-A & I-B Policy & Procedure Manual
Ch. 7) Individual Training Accounts and Eligible Training Programs

7.1 Individual Training Accounts



7.1.2 Use in the Adult Program and Dislocated Worker Program

Effective date: July 1, 2020

Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are the primary method to be used for funding training services for Adult Program and Dislocated Worker Program participants.1 An ITA must be used to fund participant training, unless the training is funded through a contract for services under one of the five "contract exceptions"2 or the local WDB has a waiver from the Governor to provide the training.3

Since ITAs can only be used to fund training programs on the state's Eligible Training Programs List (ETPL), the local WDB must make the ETPL available to Adult Program and Dislocated Worker Program participants to maximize informed consumer choice when selecting a training program.4 DWD-DET requires Title I career planners to share the location of the ETPL website with participants interested in occupational skills (i.e., classroom) training. Participants must select their training program from the ETPL in consultation with their career planner.5

Local WDBs must fund a participant's training program of choice through an ITA when:

  1. the participant is found eligible for training;6
  2. the participant selects a training program from the ETPL in consultation with their career planner;7
  3. the training program is fundable considering local ITA limitations;8
    AND
  4. the local WDB has not exhausted training funds for the program year.9