“Make your Lay Off Pay Off” Initiative Provides Tuition Assistance to Laid Off Workers

Full-time workers who have been laid off after January 1 of 2008 are likely to be eligible for free tuition through a waiver program or financial aid for college coursework or training from Lorain County Community College, the Lorain County JVS and The Employment netWork.

The initiative to inform laid off workers about funding that may be available to them has been called “Make Your Lay Off Pay Off.”

Full-time workers who have been laid off after January 1 of 2008 are likely to be eligible for free tuition through a waiver program or financial aid for college coursework or training from Lorain County Community College, the Lorain County JVS and The Employment netWork.

The initiative to inform laid off workers about funding that may be available to them has been called “Make Your Lay Off Pay Off.”

“We hope to provide a low-risk opportunity for recently laid-off workers to try out college or adult learner programming available. We can connect them to all the funding resources, community and student services available to them at LCCC, the Lorain County JVS and The Employment netWork,” said Stephanie Sutton, LCCC director of financial services. The tuition waiver program covers courses that begin between now and April 7 at LCCC’s outreach centers in the County Administration building in downtown Elyria, the Learning Center in Lorain, the Wellington Learning Center and its newest Midpoint Campus Center in Brunswick as well as at the Elyria campus.

Courses at the Lorain County JVS may also qualify for tuition assistance. 

Other tuition assistance that is available through Pell, Ohio Instruction Grants, scholarships and other little known funds that are designated by federal, state and local initiatives to assist laid off workers will be identified to help pay for courses.
Courses that can be taken include:

  • Short-term training in specific job skills and occupations
  • Continuing education courses
  • Job search/training workshops
  • College credit classes

   
There are many eight and 10-week course options as well as online courses that are available for students to enroll in. Those who aren’t seeking a degree may be interested in training and certifications through programs like Transformations, or IT FastTrack – which provide certifications in different information technology skills – or a short-term certificate program in a health career like State Tested Nursing Aide (STNA).  These programs may also qualify for tuition assistance programs.

“If you’ve lost your job, you may be interested in one of these programs. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance job skills making you more marketable for future employment,” said Marcia Jones, LCCC career services manager.

This is a pilot program that if successful may be repeated, Sutton said. Those interested must complete an LCCC application and the 2008-2009 Federal Application for Student Aid form.  Students will follow regular admitting procedures and may need to take a placement assessment, depending on the training program selected.

While the College will waive tuition and fees that equal up to 18 credit hours, any grants, scholarships, agency or employer-paid benefits for which the student is eligible will be applied against the value of the tuition waiver. Non-credit programs may qualify as well.

For more information call 440-366-4084 or visit www.lorainccc.edu/training.

“Make your Lay Off Pay Off” Initiative Provides Tuition Assistance to Laid Off Workers

Full-time workers who have been laid off after January 1 of 2008 are likely to be eligible for free tuition through a waiver program or financial aid for college coursework or training from Lorain County Community College, the Lorain County JVS and The Employment netWork.

The initiative to inform laid off workers about funding that may be available to them has been called “Make Your Lay Off Pay Off.”

Full-time workers who have been laid off after January 1 of 2008 are likely to be eligible for free tuition through a waiver program or financial aid for college coursework or training from Lorain County Community College, the Lorain County JVS and The Employment netWork.

The initiative to inform laid off workers about funding that may be available to them has been called “Make Your Lay Off Pay Off.”

“We hope to provide a low-risk opportunity for recently laid-off workers to try out college or adult learner programming available. We can connect them to all the funding resources, community and student services available to them at LCCC, the Lorain County JVS and The Employment netWork,” said Stephanie Sutton, LCCC director of financial services. The tuition waiver program covers courses that begin between now and April 7 at LCCC’s outreach centers in the County Administration building in downtown Elyria, the Learning Center in Lorain, the Wellington Learning Center and its newest Midpoint Campus Center in Brunswick as well as at the Elyria campus.

Courses at the Lorain County JVS may also qualify for tuition assistance. 

Other tuition assistance that is available through Pell, Ohio Instruction Grants, scholarships and other little known funds that are designated by federal, state and local initiatives to assist laid off workers will be identified to help pay for courses.
Courses that can be taken include:

  • Short-term training in specific job skills and occupations
  • Continuing education courses
  • Job search/training workshops
  • College credit classes

   
There are many eight and 10-week course options as well as online courses that are available for students to enroll in. Those who aren’t seeking a degree may be interested in training and certifications through programs like Transformations, or IT FastTrack – which provide certifications in different information technology skills – or a short-term certificate program in a health career like State Tested Nursing Aide (STNA).  These programs may also qualify for tuition assistance programs.

“If you’ve lost your job, you may be interested in one of these programs. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance job skills making you more marketable for future employment,” said Marcia Jones, LCCC career services manager.

This is a pilot program that if successful may be repeated, Sutton said. Those interested must complete an LCCC application and the 2008-2009 Federal Application for Student Aid form.  Students will follow regular admitting procedures and may need to take a placement assessment, depending on the training program selected.

While the College will waive tuition and fees that equal up to 18 credit hours, any grants, scholarships, agency or employer-paid benefits for which the student is eligible will be applied against the value of the tuition waiver. Non-credit programs may qualify as well.

For more information call 440-366-4084 or visit www.lorainccc.edu/training.

“Make your Lay Off Pay Off” Initiative Provides Tuition Assistance to Laid Off Workers

Full-time workers who have been laid off after January 1 of 2008 are likely to be eligible for free tuition through a waiver program or financial aid for college coursework or training from Lorain County Community College, the Lorain County JVS and The Employment netWork.

The initiative to inform laid off workers about funding that may be available to them has been called “Make Your Lay Off Pay Off.”

Full-time workers who have been laid off after January 1 of 2008 are likely to be eligible for free tuition through a waiver program or financial aid for college coursework or training from Lorain County Community College, the Lorain County JVS and The Employment netWork.

The initiative to inform laid off workers about funding that may be available to them has been called “Make Your Lay Off Pay Off.”

“We hope to provide a low-risk opportunity for recently laid-off workers to try out college or adult learner programming available. We can connect them to all the funding resources, community and student services available to them at LCCC, the Lorain County JVS and The Employment netWork,” said Stephanie Sutton, LCCC director of financial services. The tuition waiver program covers courses that begin between now and April 7 at LCCC’s outreach centers in the County Administration building in downtown Elyria, the Learning Center in Lorain, the Wellington Learning Center and its newest Midpoint Campus Center in Brunswick as well as at the Elyria campus.

Courses at the Lorain County JVS may also qualify for tuition assistance. 

Other tuition assistance that is available through Pell, Ohio Instruction Grants, scholarships and other little known funds that are designated by federal, state and local initiatives to assist laid off workers will be identified to help pay for courses.
Courses that can be taken include:

  • Short-term training in specific job skills and occupations
  • Continuing education courses
  • Job search/training workshops
  • College credit classes

   
There are many eight and 10-week course options as well as online courses that are available for students to enroll in. Those who aren’t seeking a degree may be interested in training and certifications through programs like Transformations, or IT FastTrack – which provide certifications in different information technology skills – or a short-term certificate program in a health career like State Tested Nursing Aide (STNA).  These programs may also qualify for tuition assistance programs.

“If you’ve lost your job, you may be interested in one of these programs. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance job skills making you more marketable for future employment,” said Marcia Jones, LCCC career services manager.

This is a pilot program that if successful may be repeated, Sutton said. Those interested must complete an LCCC application and the 2008-2009 Federal Application for Student Aid form.  Students will follow regular admitting procedures and may need to take a placement assessment, depending on the training program selected.

While the College will waive tuition and fees that equal up to 18 credit hours, any grants, scholarships, agency or employer-paid benefits for which the student is eligible will be applied against the value of the tuition waiver. Non-credit programs may qualify as well.

For more information call 440-366-4084 or visit www.lorainccc.edu/training.

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