The first step is to find approved training that will prepare you for the job market. You can receive assistance choosing a training program from any One-Stop Career Center.
There is substantial information available online to help you research and choose an appropriate training program from a reliable training vendor.
In addition, you may want to check the Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE) Web site for information on what are known as " proprietary schools". The DOE licenses and regulates proprietary schools. These are privately-owned and operated post-secondary schools that charge tuition, and are organized as either a non-profit or profit-making venture primarily to teach vocational or occupational skills. There are three types of proprietary schools: business, correspondence, and trade schools.
Once you have chosen your program, you must complete a Section 30 Training Benefits Application. This form asks for information on the type of training; school(s) offering the training; the start and end dates of the program; and costs of tuition and other related expenses. If you are attending a college or a university, your school will also have to complete a School Information form.
You must also include a program outline or course syllabus and a school or program calendar if the course has not already been approved by DUA.
Your school must complete a section of this form, providing information on the start and completion dates of your training, class hours per week and the school's placement rate in jobs related to the training program completed.
Remember to submit all of your paperwork at least three weeks prior to the start of training. A decision will probably take at least two weeks.
For additional information on approved training or for an application form, call the TeleClaim Center or visit a One-Stop Career Center.