Need funding for training? Read below for more information about the Workforce Investment Act, the Trade Adjustment Assistance program and student aid.
Workforce Investment Act
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) may be able to help you get the skills you need to get a good job or start a new career. If you are interested in career training, you may be eligible for an Individual Training Account, referred to as an ITA. Our goal is to approve training that lasts less than a year and will get a job seeker back into the workforce as quickly as possible.
Training is provided by the training and educational institutions approved by the state of Ohio.
At Workforce One of Butler County, we approve most training in three categories that have been determined by our board to have in-demand occupations. Those are health care, information technology and advanced manufacturing. The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program in NOT an entitlement program. All participants must meet the eligibility and suitability criteria before Individual Training Account (ITA) services can be issued. WIA participants may not need formal classroom training to be employable. Some may need only a few classes of enhancement and others may need only soft skills enhancement. The local WIA process flow is designed to ensure compliance is met prior to approval of ITA’s for training services.
IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR TRAINING: WIA counselors and the schools may be able to assist you in finding grants, loans and/or scholarships to help you pay for training costs. All customers MUST apply for a Pell Grant to use for schools that are PELL eligible. Attending an Orientation Session is the first step to enrolling. At this session, you will learn about available training programs and eligibility requirements.
Orientation sessions are held each Wednesday from 2:30pm until 3:45pm at Workforce One of Butler County, 4631 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, OH.
Click here for list of WIA-eligible training providers maintained by the state of Ohio. You can search for providers by county.
Student Aid on the Web
Student Aid on the Web provides in-depth information on all the U.S. Department of Education's student aid programs (grants, work-study and loans) and on how to apply.
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
The TAA program helps workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. The TAA program offers a variety of benefits and services to eligible workers, includingjob training, income support, job search and relocation allowances, a tax credit to help pay the costs of health insurance, and a wage supplement to certain reemployed trade-affected workers 50 years of age and older. Click here for more information.