Adult Employment and Vocational Training consists of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs to serve–
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) was established in 1998 and set up the One-Stop Career Centers. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. It includes sections for a wide variety of job-seekers, including Adults, Older and Younger Youth, Dislocated Workers, Farmworkers and Native Americans. Employers also benefit from these programs through business services and incentives.
PPEP is a partner in many of the One Stop Centers, located in each Arizona County. Through agreements with One-Stop operators, PPEP provides career counseling services to eligible participants, assisting with finding appropriate training, providing necessary supportive services, developing job placement, and providing follow-up once employed.
PPEP is the Arizona State grantee, designated by the US Department of Labor to operate the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP). Employment and training services are offered in nine counties across Arizona. NFJP services are for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents. The program is designed to assist farmworkers in up-grading skills/positions within agricultural or acquire education and/or skills needed to retain employment outside of agriculture.
The HEP program prepares migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Yuma County to obtain their GED certificate, through a 13 week education course. GED Certificates can be obtained in either English or Spanish from the State of Arizona. Day and evening classes are provided in San Luis and Somerton, Arizona.