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Worker Retraining

Training Funds for Dislocated Workers

Who can we help?

Anyone who is:
  • Currently receiving Washington state Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits or has exhausted a UI claim within the past 24 months
  • A worker vulnerable to layoff or who has recently received a layoff notice
  • A displaced homemaker (was dependent on a spouse/partner whose income has become unavailable within the last 2 years)
  • Formerly self-employed (but became unemployed within the past 2 years)
  • A Veteran or former service-member (honorably discharged within the past 2 years)

What training programs can we help with?

  • ESL, GED or I–BEST students
  • Students in any of Highline's Professional-Technical AAS or Certificate programs listed under "Prof-Tech Options" here:

    Grant cannot pay costs for any AA or AS transfer programs

What costs can we help with?

  • Limited tuition, fees and books for required classes
  • Transportation (parking pass or bus tickets)
  • Assistance with Employment Security paperwork related to permission to attend school (CAT/TB forms)


Next Steps

Attend a WES Orientation for more information and to apply to any of our grant programs.
These are held every week and are open to the public.

Visit the Getting Started page
for detailed steps.

find us here:

Workforce Education Services
Building 6 Room 214

Español 206.870.3750
TTY 206.870.4853

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