Our Career Centers can provide financial assistance for re-training to eligible applicants. The following are eligibility guidelines and documentation required for adults (18 years+). Additionally, you must currently reside within our:
Service Delivery Area.
**IMPORTANT** Eligibility, deadlines and/or availability of funds may apply. Pre-requisite: MUST have attended a Career Center Seminar in the past 6 months. Schedule one here: FIND A SEMINAR
If you need training to land your next job, then you should check out these options below:
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If you are approved for training under this program, you can:
Continue to collect UI benefits while participating in a job skills training program. DUA will waive your work search requirement while you are enrolled in full-time, agency-approved training.
Receive up to 26 weeks of extended UI benefits. These benefits, known as Retraining Extended Duration (RED) benefits, are paid while you are enrolled in a full-time, agency-approved training program.
You may be eligible for approved training if you:
Have an eligible claim for UI benefits;
Are permanently separated from your previous employer;
Are unlikely to obtain suitable employment based on your current skill level and need training to become re-employed; and
You possess sufficient aptitude and skills to successfully complete and benefit from approved training. Individuals who do not speak English or require remedial education may first participate in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.), or other Basic Skills courses.
Submit a complete Training Opportunities Program (Section 30) application within the first 20 weeks that you receive your UI benefits.
**IMPORTANT** DUA does not pay for training. If you need financial assistance to pay for your training, a MassHire Career Center can help locate financial resources, including federal or state grants and loans.
This federal program under Title I of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to provide quality employment and training services to assist eligible individuals in finding and qualifying for meaningful employment and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business.
Subject to availability of funds, financial assistance may be granted for re-training to eligible adults (18+) within these target groups:
Priority of Service is provided to veterans and their eligible spouses and requires that our Veterans receive priority throughout the full array of services provided through the MASSHIRE Center System. The purpose is to provide priority of service to Veterans and spouses of certain Veterans for the receipt of employment, training, and placement services in any workforce preparation program directly funded, in whole or in part, by the Department of Labor. To obtain priority of service for a specific program, a Veteran or eligible spouse must meet the statutory definition of a “covered person” and also must meet any other statutory eligibility requirements applicable to that program.
The TRADE Program provides benefits to workers who lose their jobs, or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports, or whose jobs were exported offshore. The TRADE program provides benefits which include a variety of reemployment services designed to help trade-affected workers prepare for and obtain suitable employment.
ALL benefits provided under the Trade Program are administered by the Department of Career Services (DCS) and Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA). See Approved Courses / Vendors for programs currently approved for Trade
NDWG’s are federal grants, which provide funds to assist workers affected by major economic dislocations such as workforce reductions and company closings. NDWG’s focus on specific industries, companies or clusters of companies that are closing or implementing downsizing initiatives of significant proportion. Employees who have been laid off or who have received notice of impending layoff and whose company has been named in the specific grant may be eligible.
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