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Worker Retraining
You may be eligible for grant money to attend school.

Worker Retraining is a partnership between community and technical colleges and the Washington State Employment Security Department.

The Worker Retraining Program provides educational and career planning to help dislocated and unemployed workers retrain in a vocational field and return to work. Students may qualify for assistance with tuition, fees and books, and continue to receive unemployment benefits while attending one of WVC's many occupational programs.

  • Are you currently receiving Washington state unemployment benefits?
  • Have you recently (within 24 months) exhausted your unemployment benefits?
  • Are you a U.S. veteran, separated from the U.S. armed services in the last 24 months, and can present your DD214 honorable discharge?
  • Are you a displaced homemaker dependent on incomes that are no longer available?
  • Are you now unemployed, but used to be self-employed, and can show that your business declined in income over the last three years?
  • And are you enrolled in a professional/technical program at WVC?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions you may be eligible for WRT grant funding to enroll in a WVC professional and technical program.

Information Session Schedule

Please drop in for one of the information sessions to learn about grant eligibility.

Spring Quarter 2015
Thursday, April 9, May 7, June 4
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Wenatchee Campus: Wenatchi Hall 2220
Omak Campus: Room 901

To see if you pre-qualify and to register for the free information session, visit startnextquarter.org.

For more information and eligibility requirements contact:
Wenatchee: Kristi Hills at 509.682.6613 or Jan Clark at 509.682.6612
Omak: Vicki Turner at 509.422.7812


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