Workforce - Worker Retraining

The Worker Retraining program provides financial assistance for tuition and expenses during one quarter of job training at Pierce College. The program is open to unemployed and dislocated workers, as well as veterans seeking to re-enter the workforce.

Note: To be eligible, you must currently be receiving Washington state unemployment insurance benefits or have received them within the last 24 months. This program is also open to veterans leaving military service, and to self-employed workers who are now unable to work due to an economic downturn.

To find out if you are eligible for Worker Retraining assistance, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Then, visit the Advising Centers at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom or Pierce College Puyallup to meet with a Worker Retraining professional. Or, call (253) 964-6265 to schedule an appointment.

Eligible Training Programs

Worker Retraining may pay tuition and books for the student’s first quarter of training in the following professional/technical programs at Pierce College:

Professional/Technical Program List

WorkForce Education