Being laid off, losing an income or having to close a business can be a devastating experience for anyone, but the Worker Retraining Program at Peninsula College may be able to help if you are one of the many whose life has been changed for any of these reasons.
Now is the time to apply for Worker Retraining benefits and enroll for fall quarter classes. Funding for eligible students includes tuition, books, childcare and approved supplies for the program in which they are enrolled.
To be eligible for Worker Retraining Benefits and financial assistance, you must fall into one of the following categories:
• You were laid off due to a company closure or downsizing within the past two years.
• You were displaced as a homemaker within the past two years, meaning you were dependent on the income of another family member but are no longer supported by that income.
• You owned your own business but had to close it due to local economic conditions within the past two years.
• You are working but need additional skills to retain your job.
• You were honorably discharged from the military within the past two years.
The Worker Retraining Program is an allocation of funds that Peninsula College receives from the State of Washington. It provides funding for professional-technical programs at Peninsula College to prepare students for living-wage jobs in the area and to fund eligible students so they can enroll in and complete their chosen programs.
To find out more about the Worker Retraining Program at Peninsula College, call 417-6359 or visit the website at www.pencol.edu/programs/workfirst-programs/worker-retraining.