Worker Retraining

The State Worker Retraining Program provides access to training and funding support to laid off, unemployed and dislocated workers in the State of Washington.

Am I Eligible?

  • Facing a layoff and eligible to collect unemployment benefits.
  • Currently collecting unemployment benefits.
  • Exhausted unemployment benefits within past 48 months.
  • Displaced Homemakers (dependent on income of another family member and no longer supported by that income).
  • Self-employed and now unemployed.
  • Honorably discharged veteran within the past 48 months.
  • Active Duty Military with an official order of separation.
  • Stop-Gap employment (temporary work accepted only because of layoff or termination due to no fault of your own).


  • Tuition assistance
  • Required textbooks and supplies for classes
  • Educational planning and advising