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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity

Guy Lund
Karla Elder-Lund

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Center(formerly known as Career and Placement Center) manages the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program. This program is dedicated to helping WIOA participants to find employment or obtain training which leads to employment. WIOA may help individuals with short term training, college tuition, books, job placement costs, and other costs associated with finding employment or attending a training program. To enroll in the WIOA program an individual must complete a preliminary application form, provide the necessary enrollment documentation and be approved for services.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, is a federally funded employment and training program geared towards low-income individuals. Dollars are available to help with training and employment costs.

State Displaced Homemaker Program - Retired in Summer 2018. No new applicants are being accepted at this time.


A wide variety of services are available to MCC students, faculty and staff, and the general public including:

  • access to the internet
  • access for research into employment and training information
  • resume preparation
  • personal assistance with job search and education questions
  • career assessment
  • referrals to other agencies or programs as appropriate
  • financial assistance for education and job search
  • career exploration assistance
  • payment of employment related needs such as clothing, minorcar repairs and liability insurance
  • public accessible computer
  • public access to fax machine, printer and copier

Montana Career Information Systems (MCIS)

MCC is a designated site for MCIS. What is MCIS and who benefits from it? MCIS stands for Montana Career Information Systems is designed so you can go through it on your own or with our assistance. Completing this plan may open up new career/job opportunities for you. To access this information, just stop into our office.

Who needs a personalized employment plan?

  • The unemployed
  • The underemployed
  • PATHWAYS recipients
  • High school and college students
  • Career changers
  • Anyone unhappy with their current job

If you fall into any of these categories then MCIS can help you improve your employment situation.

Questions, want to enroll or obtain services?

We are located in Room 209 at Miles Community College. If you have questions about these programs, want to enroll in a program or use our public services, contact Karla Elder-Lund at 874-6192, or visit the office Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

*EO Employer/program auxiliary aids available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

MCC Campus - Room 209

(406) 874-6192

(406) 874-6266