FUNDS FOR TRAINING
Need help with the cost of occupational training? If you meet the definition of Dislocated Worker, call EhvaLynn Graham at 719.667.3866 for information about Pikes Peak Workforce Center’s Workforce Investment Act financial aid.
(All other questions may be answered by calling 719.667.3700).
Veterans and eligible spouses will receive priority.
· Must be U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.
· Must be at least 18 years of age
· If male born on or after January 1, 1960, must have registered for Selective Service
· Must be a resident of El Paso or Teller County
· Must have a high school diploma or GED
· Must have financial need for tuition assistance but have means to manage personal expenses while in school
· Education/Training must lead to marketable skills in one of the occupations listed in the preliminary application
· Must have demonstrated ability to maintain employment over the past 5 years
· Education/ training program must be approved on Colorado Department of Labor’s Eligible Training List ( https://eligibility.coworkforce.com/eligibility).If currently enrolled in school, must be within 18 months or 3 semesters of completing education/training program and have at least a 2.0 GPA
· If not currently attending school, the training you are interested in must be an 18-month program or less.
Colorado unemployment claimants have the opportunity to attend school or training and receive 50 percent more in weekly benefits while attending training programs leading to occupations determined by the state to be in demand.
|The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is bringing employers and job seekers together to participate in an On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program. OJTs help job seekers bridge the gap between their current skills and the skills employers are seeking. It gives job seekers the opportunity to improve and/or gain new skills while being employed and earning a regular paycheck. Qualified job seekers for this program must be unemployed for at least 19 weeks. Please click on the link below for more information and to apply.|
Technical Skills Training grant is designed to provide education, training and job placement in the occupations in the following industries Information Technology, Professional Scientific, and Technical Services including Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing.
If you meet the eligibility criteria below please call Kay at 719.667.3774
- Must be unemployed for a consecutive 27+ weeks
- Must be U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.
- Must be at least 18 years of age and pursuing a high skilled occupation
- If male born on or after January 1, 1960, must have registered for Selective Service
- Must be a resident of El Paso or Teller County
- Education/Training must lead to marketable skills in one of the industries listed above.
- Must have at least some post-secondary education and work experience that would allow participant to enter a defined career pathway
|Following is a list of resources that may be able to help you with financial aid or with upgrading your employment skills:|
The National College Finance Center (NCFC) creates a personalized college finance plan or repayment plan based on your individual information and situation — providing you with an action plan to take you in the right direction!
The NCFC’s mission is to guide students and families to resources that will help pay for college the smartest way possible, as well as provide information and advice on repaying students loans.
| ||A free website to explore career and education opportunities, Plan your strategies to achieve them, Advance your possibilities.|
|The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain post baccalaureate students to promote access to post secondary education.|| ||The U.S. Department of Education's site for free information on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.|
|Colorado unemployment claimants now have the opportunity to attend school or training and receive 50% more in weekly benefits if they are attending or recently attended training programs leading to certain occupations. || |
|The Individual Development Account Program (IDA) is a matched saving program for low-income individuals who are employed and have a household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. The IDA program addresses the issue of self-sufficiency and poverty elimination through the innovative approach of asset acquisition. Participants can save up to $1,000 to be matched with up to $2,000 for a total of up to $3,000 for post-secondary Education, to start or expand a small business, or to purchase a first home. Additionally, under the primary assets of education and small business, clients can save an additional $500 to be matched with up to $1,000 for a total of up to $1,500 towards an automobile purchase.|| |
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