Tuition Funding Options
Trade Adjustment Act
Under the TAA (Trade Adjustments Act), the Federal Government has granted millions of dollars in emergency grant vouchers to help those who were laid off because their job was sent to foreign countries. We can easily help you see if you qualify for these benefits and get you set up for retraining so you will have the skills to find a new job.
Worker's Compensation Vouchers
Workers' compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides special benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses. In general, an employee with a work-related illness or injury can get workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault – the employee, the employer, a co-worker, a customer, or some other third party. In exchange for these guaranteed benefits, employees usually do not have the right to sue the employer in court for damages for those injuries.
Workers’ compensationbenefits and conditions for eligibility differ from state to state. In California, an injured worker may be eligible for one or more of the following:
- Medical Benefits
No-cost medical treatment for all medical care related to the injury.
- Disability Benefits
Partial replacement of wages lost due to the injury (up to 2/3 with a maximum of $728/week). If the injured person is able to return to the workforce, he/she will receive temporary disability benefits. If he/she is unable to return to the workforce, he/she may be eligible for permanent disability benefits.
- Death Benefits
If the injury is fatal, the burial expenses may be covered by workers’ compensation (up to $5,000) and payments may be made to relatives for a period of time.
- Vocational Rehabilitation
If an injured worker is unable to perform his/her previous job, he/she may receive no-cost career retraining and job assistance (otherwise called “vocational rehabilitation”). For persons injured before January 1, 2004, full services will be provided, including the services of a rehabilitation counselor who will help the worker plan the retraining and find employment. For persons injured on or after January 1, 2004, this benefit is provided in the form of a retraining voucher worth up to $10,000 (often called a “supplemental job displacement benefit”). Unlike traditional vocational rehabilitation, the voucher program often requires the injured person to seek out a career, school and job on his/her own.
Modesto Technical College, located in the California, is recognized by the State of California Bureau and is approved for the training of Veterans. Our approved status allows military Veterans and their immediate families who are entitled to funding under the GI Billchapter 30 and chapter 33 to receive an appropriate payment from the Veterans Administration for training received at Modesto Technical College.
If you are receiving unemployment benefits and are interested in training, you may be eligible for California Training Benefits, which would allow you to receive training while receiving unemployment insurance benefits. Please refer to your unemployment insurance claim handbook for information.
You may also be eligible for additional training benefits if you contact the Department before:
sixteen weeks of benefits are paid, or
your benefits are exhausted (if your claim is for less than 16 weeks)