Workforce and Training Services


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) ….

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is an employment and training program funded through the federal government and administered by MATURA and serves youth, dislocated workers and low-income individuals in the counties of Adams, Adair, Clarke, Decatur, Ringgold, Taylor, Montgomery and Union.  Contact the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Services (WIOA) Iowa Works Southern Hills, 215 N. Elm St., Creston, IA  50801.  (641) 782-2119, ext. 2.

The program provides a wide range of services to help people find employment opportunities. Using information obtained from employers, individuals receive help with resumes and interviewing skills and successfully find work using these skills. For those needing to upgrade their skills, WIOA provides advice for training in a wide range of categories from basic computers to Associates Degree programs.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act youth program serves youth throughout the eight counties in the MATURA region. Youth aged 14 to 24 are served by assisting these youth through school or helping them get back into school or work. Services include tutoring, childcare, transportation, and other services that enable students to complete their career goals.



The PROMISE JOBS Program works directly with welfare recipients who are referred into the program by DHS. The PROMISE JOBS staff help the participant develop a plan that will lead them to self-sufficiency and then provides guidance, job readiness training and case management, and facilitates supportive services and training to help these participants overcome challenges in finding work.


The Creston office provides service in: Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Montgomery, Ringgold, Taylor, and Union Counties.  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act PROMISE JOBS (WIOA):  IowaWORKS Southern Hills, 215 N. Elm St., Creston, IA  50801 (641) 782-2119, ext. 5.

Residents of:  Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Green, Guthrie, and Sac Counties should contact the Carroll office:  IowaWORKS Western Iowa, 619 N. Carroll St., Carroll, IA  51401, (712) 792-2685

Residents of:  Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby Counties should contact the Council Bluffs office:  IowaWORKS, Loess Hills, Omni Center Business Mall, 300 W. Broadway Suite 13, Council Bluffs, IA  51503,  (712) 352-3480.

Residents of:  Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury counties should contact the Sioux City office:  IowaWORKS Center – Sioux City, 2508 4th St #1, Sioux City, IA  51101, (712) 233-9030.

Both WIOA and PROMISE JOBS work closely with partner agencies to best serve our participants. These partners include Southwestern Community College, Iowa Workforce Development, Iowa Department for the Blind, Area Agency on Aging, Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Proteus. Many other organizations and agencies also provide services to our participants so that participants have a collection of services to assist them while pursuing their career goals.