Laid off or furloughed due to the pandemic? Need money for books, childcare, supplies, or tuition?
What is Worker Retraining?
Worker Retraining funding (WRT) provides funding for training that leads to family-wage jobs. This funding does NOT have to be repaid. Professional Technical programs and the Bachelors of Applied Science in Applied Management program (BAS) expenses can be paid with Worker Retraining funding.
What costs can Worker Retraining funding cover?
- Tuition, fees, books, and supplies
- Career counseling
- Assistance applying for other funding resources
- Job search assistance
Who can get help from Worker Retraining funding?
- Laid off or furloughed due to pandemic
- Currently collecting unemployment benefits
- Unemployed and exhausted unemployment benefits within the past 48 months
- Displaced homemaker, a person who has recently lost his or her primary source of income within the past 48 months
- Self-employed, now unemployed within the past 48 months
- Discharged veterans within the past 48 months
- Active duty military with a notice of separation
- Temporary workers who were dislocated from a previous job
- Vulnerable workers
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