The Training Opportunities Program (TOP) allows you to collect unemployment benefits while you attend full-time, approved training for new job skills.
If you need to acquire new skills in order to become re-employed, you may be eligible for the Training Opportunities Program (TOP). To participate in TOP, you must submit a completed application to the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA). If you meet the eligibility requirements, TOP allows DUA to waive your active work search. You will continue to receive your unemployment benefits while in DUA approved training. TOP will allow you to receive up to 26 weeks of additional benefits if your training extends beyond the duration of your initial unemployment claim. Please note that DUA does not fund your training costs.