WELCOME!. Job Training and Education Assistance (JTEA) Program. Training Assistance for the Unemployed Worker Overview and Orientation Outline. This presentation covers the following: What is the Job Training and Education Assistance program through Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance (TBWA)?
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Job Training and Education Assistance (JTEA) Program
This presentation covers the following:
What is the Job Training and Education Assistance program through Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance (TBWA)?
Who is eligible and suitable for the program?
What Services are available?
What are the steps needed to fully complete your application?
What are your obligations & documentation requirements?
What are YOUR NEXT STEPS?
The Job Training and Education Assistance (JTEA) Program was created by Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance to assist individuals who have lost their job or their business and need training to change their career or upgrade their skills.
JTEA can provide you financial aid, if you meet the federal guidelines, to attend selected occupational training at approved training schools or can help you to find an employer that will hire you and train you on the job.
JTEA can help you, if you meet the federal guidelines, by
Dislocated Worker who:
1.unlikely to return to your previous industry or current occupation, and
2.eligible for, receiving or has exhausted your unemployment compensation
Dislocated Worker who:
Displaced Homemaker who:
Self Employed or Contract worker who is now unemployed due to:
You must also meet and document the following general eligibility requirements below:
JTEA is not an entitlement program. In addition to eligibility, suitability for services and need for each level of service will be reviewed.
Items used in determining suitability for the JTEA program include the
following. You may not be suitable if you:
Received training previously under WIA, WTP, TAA or other programs
Presently hold a skill or credentials/degrees in a targeted occupation
Literacy Levels are not at the levels required by the training provider
Do not have the financial resources to support yourself while attending training
Do not have a stable living environment
Training Services are based upon Eligibility and Suitability.
Are you eligible and suitable?
*Hillsborough Targeted Occupations List identifies high demand or projected growth occupations
Step 2: Contactus at JTEA@workforcetampa.com or 813.397.2075 to schedule a meeting with a Career Counselor:
Proof of your Hillsborough County residency
Verification of your age
Verification of citizenship or Permanent Alien Resident Card
Copy of an originally signed Social Security card
Verification of Selective Service Registration if applicable
Verification of eligibility criteria such as layoff and UC
Copy of My Next Move results –career interest assessment
History of job search efforts to show unlikely to return to current occupation or employ with current skills
Selected Occupation Training provider/school and Occupation Training program information
Copy of PELL application/award/results, if applicable
Verification of passing school entrance or copy of TABE results if applicable
Proof of Veteran’s status for yourself or spouse if applicable.
Proof of previous self-employment if applicable.
Proof of displaced homemaker status if applicable.
Step 3: After your group enrollment meeting you will meet with a JTEA Career Counselor where:
Step 4: Go to your selected school and complete application.
Step 5: If your school indicates that selected training program is eligible for PELL, then complete online PELL application.
Step 6: Complete any required assessments and obtain verification or assessment results to provide to a Career Counselor.
Step 7: Submit all items needed to complete your JTEA application packet by due date or at your Follow-Up appointment with a TBWA Career Counselor.
Step 8: After the Career Counselor determines application is completed, it will be forwarded for review by a supervisor.
Contact your TBWA Specialist at least once a month to report your status/progress, sick leaves, etc. This may be done through email.
Submit a copy of your class enrollment each term or semester.
Submit a copy of your grades each semester, without exception
Submit a copy of your Financial Aid Award letters (PELL, etc.) each time you receive an award statement.
Maintain an overall “C” gradeaverage or a passing grade if a pass/ fail system.
If you fail a course you may be obligated to assume the cost of re-taking the course to complete your training program.
Provide copies of credentials (i.e. diploma, certificate, licensure) after training completion.
Once you complete training and go to work:
Continue to stay in touch: periodic contacts are required after TBWA closes your training case for a period of 12 months by the Federal guidelines for all funds used under this program
Verify employment information and follow-up information on your job status quarterly for 12 months after your case is closed.
Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance cannot and will not reimburse expenses incurred prior to your eligibility and enrollment date in the JTEA program.
Therefore, we strongly encourage you to seek other funding if you find it necessary to enroll in a training program prior to receiving a final JTEA enrollment approval.
Once you enter the JTEA Program, you can not switch schools. WIA Funding is only approved for the school in which you are attending upon entering this program.
employed in this field – medical, criminal or family obligations?
Before you go through this application process…
Remember: JTEA does not pay for school entrance tests, background checks, fees or assessments
We here at TBWA and the JTEA program look forward to working with you as you take those next important steps to a brighter future!
If you have any questions do not hesitate to email us at JTEA@workforcetampa.com or call us at 813.397.2075. We will get back with you quickly.
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