Resources for Displaced Workers
Ask the Office of Financial Aid about any of the programs listed on this page to find out if they might be a good fit for your needs.
The Trade Adjustment Allowance Program (TAA)
This program benefits individuals who were laid off or had hours reduced because their employer was adversely affected by increased imports from other countries.
The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy programs.
There are three types of WIOA students:
- Dislocated Worker: Individuals 18 years and older who have lost their employment due to a permanent layoff, plant closure, dismissal or displacement as a homemaker.
- Youth: Ages 14 through 21 who are a member of a household that receives public assistance, or who meet income eligibility criteria and who have a barrier to employment that need additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure or retain employment.
- Adults: Individuals, age 18 or older, who are members of a household receiving public assistance or who meet income eligibility criteria.
In cooperation with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation of the State Department of Education, Three Rivers provides educational experiences that assist individuals who have disabilities in living and working in a contemporary society. Counseling and academic support services are provided to vocational rehabilitation students during their enrollment at Three Rivers. Go to the Vocational Rehabilitation website for additional information.