Occupational Training

A TAA participant may be able to access up to 2-3 years of fully funded short- or long-term vocational training if the worker and training program meet certain basic eligibility requirements.

WorkSource counselors work closely with TAA participants to make a viable training plan. Extended weekly income support may be available while enrolled in training.

Training Options

  • Classroom Training – includes traditional classroom settings or via distance learning from a college or vocational school.
  • On-the-Job Training (OJT) – training provided by an employer to an individual who is employed by the employer.
  • Customized Training – training designed to meet the specialized requirements of an employer or group of employers. The training is conducted with a commitment by the employer or group of employers to hire the individual upon successful completion of the training. The employer pays at least 50 percent of the cost of training.

**Depending on the petition number, the following may be available via TAA:

  • Remedial Classes – basic skill building which enables success in the above vocational training programs, i.e. English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Prerequisite Classes – required classes for acceptance in a specific training program.

Allowable Costs

  • Tuition, books, tools and fees
  • Subsistence allowance if the training requires an individual to live remotely
  • Transportation allowance if the training requires travel outside of the local commuting area
To research a career and the related training available in Washington visit: www.careerbridge.wa.gov