One roadblock to obtaining the education or training you need is cost. There are a number of programs and other various funding sources that are available to help you obtain the education and/or training necessary for advancement in your field.
Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
The U.S. Department of Education provides over $33 billion a year to students attending post-secondary schools. This funding is provided in the form of grants, loans, and work-study programs. Not all schools participate in all federal student aid programs. Check with your school's financial aid office to make sure your school participates in the federal program(s) in which you are interested. Check out their website, click here.
The Career Training LoanSM has been designed specifically to help you finance your education or training and can save you money compared with other financing options. It can be used for technical training or trade school, distance learning or other continuing education programs. Check out their website, click here.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
Training services may be available to individuals who don't find a job after receiving core and intensive services. Job seekers typically can select the training provider of their choice using an individual training account. Other training options, such as on-the-job training, also may be available in some locations.
Private Industry Council (A WIA I One-Stop Center)
The Private Industry Council funds employment-training services available through the One-Stop Centers. Training Services include:
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Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Counties (W-O-W)
W-O-W has various services available to employed and unemployed adults and workers affected by lay-offs. Check at your local Center for eligibility requirements and availability of