Retraining (TAA/WIOA) Assistance
Are you a dislocated worker or have you been laid off or lost your job as a result of international trade?
Columbus State can assist you with determining if you are eligible for government funding (TAA and/or WIOA) to pursue a new career path at CSCC.
People who have lost their jobs as a result of international trade or overseas contracting or production may be eligible for TAA.
Adults, dislocated workers, and out-of-school youth who have been laid off may be eligible for WIOA.
When a job is lost or at risk, or hours and wages are reduced as a result of international trade and through no fault of their own (i.e., laid off), workers may be eligible for special federal assistance called Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). This assistance provides education, training for a new job, and other benefits provided by the government.
WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) was developed to help job seekers and workers access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market. The services are provided through local (county) American Job Centers within the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Nancy Smith, Program Coordinator at CSCC, serves as liaison between TAA, WIOA, and CSCC. She can help you:
- Determine eligibility for funding
- Navigate through the retraining process at Columbus State
- Connect with the TAA and WIOA representatives
- Develop an academic plan and cost estimate
- Complete the required documentation
- Maintain your status for funding throughout your program
- Connect you to college and community resources for support
Contact Nancy Smith for an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-287-2181, Aquinas Hall 116B, Student Advocacy.