Education / Training
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
 
Through the Workforce Investment Act, eligible adults (18 or older) and dislocated workers (18 or older) can receive financial aid assistance to help pay for the cost of training (tuition, books, supplies, tools, and related costs) to attend post-secondary training providers approved by the State of Ohio. For more information, call or visit Connections. You can apply online or you can print out the Preliminary Application in .pdf format from this website, complete the application and mail it to us as your first step in seeking training assistance under the Workforce Investment Act. Your second step is to call Connections to follow-up on your Preliminary Application.
 
PLEASE NOTE:  FUNDING AND NEW ENROLLMENTS
ARE LIMITED.

You can click here to access the form online and email it directly to Connections.

Or click here to access the Preliminary Application form. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this form. Once downloaded, you may print the form and mail it to:

Connections
302 Walnut St.
Martins Ferry, OH 43935
Phone: 740-633-5627
Toll Free: 877-516-5627

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can click here to download a free copy.

CAREERS

Ohio Labor Market Information  - This site provides reports and data about employment levels, unemployment rates, wages and earnings, employment projections, jobs, training resources, and careers.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

O*NET Online - This site provides information such as worker requirements, worker characteristics, experience requirements, tasks and more for specific occupations.
 
Career Info Net - Provides information on wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide and the most extensive career resource library online.
  
Bureau of Labor Statistics - The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

FINANCIAL AID

Student Financial Assistance - The student financial assistance programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing over $60 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - This site provides assistance in completing the FAFSA application.
 
Ohio College Opportunity Grant  www.ohiohighered.org

College Advantage (a 529 Savings Plan)
- You can use the 529 College Savings Program at any college in the country with tax-free earnings, tax-deductible contributions (Ohio taxpayers), 15 investment options and low $15 minimum contributions.

VETERANS

Ohio Veterans Services - State of Ohio website with information on veteran services.

Department of Veterans Affairs
- This site provides information on education and benefit programs available to veterans.
 
VETS - This is the U.S. Department of Labor for veterans.
 
 
Hire Vets First  www.hireheroesusa.org
 
 
 
Veterans National Resource Directory  www.nrd.gov

 
DISABLED INDIVIDUALS
 
Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission    www.rsc.ohio.gov 

SCHOOLS

Mideast Career and Technology Centers

Ohio Higher Education University System   www.ohiohighered.org
 
Belmont College    www.belmontcollege.edu
 
 
Eastern Gateway Community College   www.egcc.edu