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WIOA | Free IT Careers for Ohioans

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

What is WIOA?

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federal workforce development legislation that funds training in high-demand occupations, including IT.

What is WIET?

The Workforce Inventory of Education and Training (WIET) is an online list of approved training providers in the State of Ohio. Training providers on this list are eligible to receive WIOA funds to instruct participants interested in developing their careers in IT. Global Lynx is an approved provider in WIET.

WIET funding is granted directly to Ohio residents through Ohio Means Jobs.

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IT career paths through WIOA funds

Through WIOA funds, you can be awarded as much as $18,000* for developing your IT career with the training paths that Global Lynx has designed, based on high-demand occupations in the IT industry.

Available IT Career Paths:

IT Support Specialist

IT Support Specialist

Analyzes, troubleshoots and evaluates technology issues. This role may support internal clients, helping to keep employees productive, or external customers of a company, helping them via the telephone or webchat.

IT Best Practices Manager

IT Best Practice Manager

Works with IT leadership and management teams to promote and enforce the adoption of best practices across domains such as IT service management, information security, IT governance, risk and compliance, and more.

IT Project Coordinator

IT Project Coordinator

Coordinates project phases and schedules, arranges support services, orders supplies, and tracks the project’s progress. This role typically reports to a project manager and serves as a department liaison to product developers and marketing executives.

IT DevOps Consultant

Associate DevOps Consultant

Works with software development and IT operations teams to promote the adoption of DevOps practices, applying organizational change management approaches and techniques and serving as a cultural transformation agent.

Computer System Analyst

Computer Systems Analyst

Analyzes a company’s current computer systems and designs upgrades to help the organization function more efficiently. This role is responsible for understanding the needs of an organization and its IT systems, researching new software and hardware solutions and evaluating the costs and benefits of implementing these new programs.

Information Security Analyst

Information Security Analyst

Develops and installs security systems to protect an organization’s computer and information systems. This role supports the IT security team by monitoring computer networks and reporting any security breaches that occur.

*The maximum amount awarded to each individual may vary depending on each local Ohio Means Jobs district office.

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How to apply for WIOA

Download the PDF to see the details of the available IT career paths and to learn how to apply through your local Ohio Means Jobs office.

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Global Lynx WIOA Refund Policy

Global Lynx will refund the cost of any WIOA training program if the participant is not happy with the quality of the service provided, as long as written confirmation of cancellation is received no later than 2 days after the course started. A $500 administrative fee may be retained plus any costs already incurred on materials, exams, tuition, or any other asset already delivered to the participant.

Cancellations made by the participant due to personal conflicts, changing priorities or any other reasons not related to the quality of the service provided by Global Lynx will not be reimbursed.