The United States Department of Labor’s Training and Employment Guidance Letters 1-19 and 4-20, and the final rule located at Title 20 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 618 require and encourage co-enrollment between the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Dislocated Worker program due to their complementary nature and the beneficial effects for our program participants. The Florida Department of Commerce (FloridaCommerce) State Trade Program is providing technical assistance and guidance resources to Florida’s twenty-four (24) Local Workforce Development Boards to streamline and facilitate co-enrollment.

Co-enrollment provides an additional funding source for dislocated worker services, and an analysis conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor indicated that TAA participants who were co-enrolled with the WIOA Dislocated Worker program consistently displayed superior results compared to TAA program participants that were not co-enrolled. The results included higher employment rates second and fourth quarter post- program exit and higher wages post- program exit. Co-enrollment facilitates earlier intervention such as reduced time to participant training enrollment, and increases access to supportive services enabling training completion, credential attainment, and obtaining suitable employment.

Explore FloridaCommerce's Co-enrollment Help Center to learn more. To request an one-on-one co-enrollment training session with the State Trade Program Coordinator, please contact us at


In accordance with 20 CFR 618.325(a)(1), co-enrollment between the Trade Adjustment Assistance program and the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act Dislocated Worker program is required. A State must co-enroll trade-affected workers who are eligible for the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act’s dislocated worker program. Workers may choose to decline co-enrollment in WIOA.

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