Adult & Dislocated Workers Program – Connect 2 Careers

WIOA Title 1

Connect 2 Careers (C2C)

WIOA Title I Connect 2 Careers (C2C) provides adults with the support and skills needed for success in returning to work. The program matches participants with a career planner who assists them as they map out a career pathway.

Individual plans are based on their unique skills, interests, education level, and goals for the future. Participants are encouraged to explore career pathways in high-demand fields in their local area, such as healthcare, construction, trades & transportation, advanced manufacturing, and financial services.


Title 1 Enrollment Eligibility and Requirements

Work Requirements

Be a United States citizen or non-citizen authorized to work in the U.S.

Service Requirements

Meet Military Selective Service registration requirements (for males 18 years and older).

Age Requirements

Be 18 years or older.

WIOA Requirements

Be found eligible under WIOA guidelines. Find WIOA eligibility categories here.

Priority Requirements

Adults are served based on a priority of service, including low-income individuals, families receiving public assistance or individuals who are basic skills deficient or veterans.


Explore the Opportunities

Connections to Local Employers

On-the-job training

Schooling Services

Alternative secondary school services or dropout recovery services, comprehensive guidance and counseling

Higher Education or Vocations

Exploration of college, training opportunities, and entrepreneurial skills education.

Job Experience

Job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeships


Exploration of college and training opportunities


Comprehensive, one-on-one career guidance and counseling

Who Should Enroll?

C2C’s Adult/Dislocated Worker program serves adults who are:

  • Interested in exploring training and career options
  • Looking for long-term employment
  • In need of further experience to gain additional work skills
  • Wanting to continue their career growth

Specific program activities include:

Career Pathways

Participants work on employment readiness skills; customer service and other pre-employment training; job retention skills; on-the-job training, job shadows; paid and unpaid work experiences; and internships.

Education and Life Skills

Participants receive support in completing a high school diploma or equivalency; post-secondary education and/or certificate opportunities; financial literacy and life skills training; and connection to community resources.


CFI connects participants to self-sufficient employment. Earning income allows a person to take care of themselves and their families.

Heather Brooks
WIOA Adult & Dislocated Worker Program Director
Adult & Dislocated Workers Program – Connect 2 Careers
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Together We Serve — Amplifying Impact Through Partnership

Title I programs are funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) of 2014 and are governed by the local workforce board. Serving residents of: Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story, and Warren counties. To learn more about the local board for Central Iowa, visit Central Iowa Workforce Development Board.


As a service organization that works with children and other vulnerable individuals, trust is an essential part of what we do at CFI. Our partnerships and accreditations confirm our commitment to high standards and program excellence.

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Get in Touch — We Can Help

If you have questions about CFI’s Title 1 Connect 2 Careers services, please reach out! Someone from our team will respond as soon as possible. Thank you!