The Unemployed and Dislocated Worker Program is a federally-funded job-growth initiative of the US Department of Labor. As a licensed vocational school operating under the supervision of the Department of Education since 1989, PC Professor has been approved to participate in an Individual Training Assistance Special Project Grant targeting unemployed and dislocated workers throughout the South Florida region.
The funding grant will cover 100% of each participant’s tuition, fees, books and national certification exams. Complimentary refresher courses, practice time, phone support and supplemental job placement assistance are also included. Depending on the course of study, software and tools may be included as well. Instructor-led classes begin weekly and meet on a daytime, evening or weekend basis.
Approved vocational preparatory programs include: MCSE 2012 (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert), MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional), MCDBA (SQL 2012 Database), MCSD (C#, ASP.net Solutions Developer), A+ Computer Repair, Webmaster, Microsoft Office Specialist and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate).
UNEMPLOYED & DISLOCATED WORKERS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The following is a list of the different categories of dislocated workers for which this scholarship grant program is intended:
Category 1 — You have been laid off or notified of a lay off, and are receiving (or have exhausted) your Unemployment Compensation benefits and are unlikely to return to your previous occupational field.
Category 2 — You have been laid off or notified of a lay off, and have been employed for a sufficient duration to demonstrate attachment to the workforce but are not eligible for Unemployment Compensation and you are unlikely to return to your previous occupational field.
Category 3 — You have received notice of termination from your current employer as a result of permanent plant closure or substantial layoff at the plant, facility or enterprise.
Category 4 — You have received a general announcement that plant closure will occur within 180 days. If the date is unknown or greater than 180 days, you are eligible for core services.
Category 5 — You have been previously self employed and are now unemployed due to economic conditions in the community.
Category 6 – (Displaced Homemaker) – You have depended on the income of another family member, but are no longer supported by that income, and are currently unemployed or underemployed and are experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.
The following preparatory certification courses are available under this full-scholarship program:
MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert), MCDBA (SQL Database), MCSD (C#, ASP.net Solutions Developer), CompTIA A+ Computer Repair, CompTIA N+ Networking, CIW Webmaster (Certified Internet Webmaster), Microsoft Office Specialist and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
=> NOW ACCEPTING PRELIMINARY APPLICATIONS: If you are UNEMPLOYED and would like to apply for the computer training grant scholarship, simply follow this link: http://www.pcprofessor.com/grant and provide the preliminary information. A PC Professor Admissions Representative from your nearest campus will be in touch with you shortly.
Boca Raton Campus: 561-750-7879 (NW Corner of Powerline & Palmetto)
West Palm Beach Campus: 561-684-3333 (Okeechobee Blvd. & the Turnpike)
EMPLOYER? OR ALREADY EMPLOYED?
PC Professor has been selected as a training provider to offer a job-growth grant which will reimburse South Florida employers for up to $50,000 in approved training expenses. This can include tuition, registration fees, books, supplies and/or national certification exams. The following preparatory courses are available under this employer grant program:
MCSE 2012 (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert), MCDBA (SQL 2012 Database), MCSD (C#, ASP.net Solutions Developer), A+ Computer Repair, CIW Webmaster (Certified Internet Webmaster), Microsoft Office Specialist and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), Data Forensics, Cloud Computing, Programming, Computer Repair, Networking
=> NOW ACCEPTING PRELIMINARY APPLICATIONS: If you represent an EMPLOYER OF 4 OR MORE and are interested in discussing the grant-reimbursement criteria for your firm, simply use this form to Contact Us and a Corporate Grant Coordinator from your nearest PC Professor campus will contact you shortly. Make sure to ask about PC Professor’s 100% grant-matching program too.
For current class scheduling, click here to see our Boca Raton school’s upcoming list of live classes; or, click here to see the upcoming classes currently scheduled at our West Palm Beach campus. To have an Admissions Rep from your nearest PC Professor contact you, click here.