Funding and Partnerships

Implementing a full IET program can be accomplished using AEFLA and IEL/Civics Blueprint-300x198funding. To strengthen both students’ and teachers’ experiences in IET, building strong partnerships and locating additional funding sources for enhanced instructional support, such as co-teaching, as well as support services for students, such as workplace supplies and training costs is strongly encouraged.

On this page are resources for building partnerships, collaborating to provide vocational training, information about One-Stop activities, and leveraging a variety of funding sources for services, such as

  • co-teaching opportunities,
  • teacher training and professional development,
  • additional instructional time,
  • teacher travel to vocational training sites,
  • student work experiences and supplies,
  • students’ vocational training costs,
  • students’ instructional materials,
  • and supportive services not coverable by AEFLA or IEL/Civics, such as transportation or childcare.

Building Partnerships

Vocational Training Resources

Virginia’s Community College System office and a list of all 23 community colleges.

One-Stop Activities

Virginia Workforce Comprehensive and Affiliate Listings: A Statewide Listing: A list of all comprehensive one-stops, affiliate centers, and service locations in Virginia with URLs and contact information.

Elevate Virginia’s interactive map of One-Stop Centers by workforce area.


Funding Resources

Making ApprenticeshipUSA Work for the Public Workforce System: Using Workforce Funds to Support Apprenticeship: Using multiple funding sources can help to offset the costs of apprenticeship for both employers and WIOA participants. For additional information on federal resources that can support apprenticeship programs, please visit the “Federal Resources Playbook for Registered Apprenticeship” available at

Ability to Benefit: Connecting WIOA and Student Financial Aid to Educate Low-Skilled Students, COABE Webinar, September, 2017: Ability to Benefit (ATB) reduces barriers to accessing higher education for individuals without a high school credential. It also allows institutions to reach and serve these individuals by partnering with adult basic education, and better integrate their provision of financial aid with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) efforts the institution may already be undertaking.