The Trade Act of 1974 established the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program which provides re-employment services, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), and monetary benefits -- Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA) -- to workers whose jobs have been adversely affected by foreign competition.
A worker may be approved to attend vocational and/or remedial education tailored to his/her specific needs and chosen from the statewide Trade Program Training List. Training Providers may submit courses for approval to be on this list through TrainingPro.
Tuition, books, school fees, tools and uniforms are paid according to State/Federal TAA or NAFTA/TAA guidelines. The least expensive training program must be chosen. It may consist of a single course or a group of courses, which is designed to meet specific occupational goals.
Each client may be approved for only one (1) training, which may include both occupational and remedial components.