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Worker Retraining

You may be eligible for grant money to attend school.

Worker Retraining is a partnership between community and technical colleges and the Washington State Employment Security Department.

The Worker Retraining Program provides educational and career planning to help dislocated and unemployed workers retrain in a vocational field and return to work. Students may qualify for assistance with tuition, fees and books, and continue to receive unemployment benefits while attending one of WVC's many occupational programs.

  • And are you enrolled in a professional/technical program at WVC?
  • Are you currently receiving Washington state unemployment benefits?
  • Have you recently (within 48 months) exhausted your unemployment benefits?
  • Are you a U.S. veteran, separated from the U.S. armed services in the last 48 months, and can present your DD214 discharge?
  • Are you a displaced homemaker dependent on incomes that are no longer available?
  • Are you now unemployed, but used to be self-employed, and can show that your business declined in income over the last three years?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions you may be eligible for WRT grant funding to start or continue in a WVC professional and technical program.

Worker Retraining Application:

Contact us

For more information and eligibility requirements contact:

Wenatchee campus:
Erika Schenkvonstauffenberg
Workforce Education Grant Coordinator
Grants House; 1337 Fifth Street, Wenatchee WA
(509) 682-6964

Riva Morgan
Workforce Education Pathways Director
Wells Hall 1070
(509) 682-6847