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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.
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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.
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.
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
Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission www.rsc.ohio.gov
Ohio Higher Education University System www.ohiohighered.org