Worker Retraining is a state-funded program designed to help eligible individuals update their job skills and return to employment.
What services does Worker Retraining provide?
- Payment of tuition and fees
- Assistance with the Employment Security Commissioner Approved Training (CAT) /Training Benefits (TB) application (permission to attend school while collecting your unemployment)
- Educational advising and planning
- Assistance in locating additional funding for training
- Priority registration
- Liaison to other agencies, programs and funding
YVC’s Worker Retraining offers training for a wide range of professional-technical certificates and degrees within the Workforce Education Division.
Please Note: Funding for qualified Worker Retraining students is contingent upon availability of Worker Retraining funds.
Who is eligible for Worker Retraining?
Individuals receiving unemployment benefits: dislocated workers, workers facing imminent layoffs, unemployed veterans or displaced homemakers may qualify for Worker Retraining funds. You must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Currently receiving Washington State Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits
- Have exhausted your Washington State Unemployment (UI) claim within the past 48 months
- A worker vulnerable to layoff or who has recently received a layoff notice
- Have been determined to be a “Dislocated Worker” by WorkSource
- Have been self-employed within the past 24 months, operating your own business, and are now unemployed due to economic downturn
- Are an unemployed veteran who has been discharged from the US armed services within the past 48 months
- Are you a displaced homemaker?
Apply for funding
Fill out the application & schedule an appointment.