As a Columbus Technical College (CTC) student, you may be eligible for additional financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a federal program that assists students in select programs with school-related expenses. WIOA provides financial assistance for tuition, books and fees, and direct training costs such as, required materials, tools, equipment and uniforms needed to complete an approved training program.

WIOA training funds are designed to serve unemployed and under-employed adults, dislocated adults, and youth who are in need of job skills training to enter or re-enter the workforce. The funds are coordinated with Pell and HOPE. WIOA is not an entitlement program. Services are based upon availability of program funding and eligibility and appropriateness of services. WIOA funding through Columbus Technical College is provided for eligible residents of the Lower Chattahoochee Workforce Development Area 14 which includes Chattahoochee, Clay, Harris, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, and Talbot counties. If you have been displaced/laid-off from a Georgia company, residency within the above listed counties does not apply.

The WIOA office is located in the W. G. Hartline Building, Room 156-B. Call 706-649-1856 or send an email to for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U. S. Citizenship
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Reside within the Lower Chattahoochee Workforce Development Area 14
  • Full-time, regular admission status student with a satisfactory academic standing
  • Enroll in an approved WIOA funded certificate, diploma or degree program
  • Must have a minimum of 2 semesters remaining in an approved program of study at the time of enrollment
  • Apply for Financial Aid
  • Meet household income guidelines
  • Complete WIOA eligibility and screening process
  • Must complete Assessment testing

WIOA Questionnaire

Complete the questionnaire below to determine your eligibility:

WIOA Questionnaire

Please complete the questionnaire to determine eligibility for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program. Contact the WIOA office at 706-649-1856 or email at for more information.
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A WIOA representative will contact you within 48 hours of your screening submission.