Tuition Assistance - WIA

TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
 
Through the Workforce Investment Act, qualified individuals are eligible for funds to assist them with education and training costs. Several of the training programs offered by Pierpont Community & Technical College are approved for funding through the Region 6 Workforce Investment Board.
 
Individual Training Accounts
The WorkForce WV system will issue individual training account (ITA) vouchers to eligible persons. These vouchers will cover tuition, books and supplies needed for a program of two years or less in duration. A degree or certificate must be obtained upon completion - not to exceed Bachelor's level. The Region 6 Workforce Investment Board has placed a cap on costs for programs less than one year in duration. For programs exceeding one year additional funding may be made available. Each Regional Workforce Investment Board award policies will vary.
 
Support System
WorkForceWV case managers, during the assessment process, refer customers to local supportive service organizations for assistance with childcare, etc.
 
Determining Eligibility
To determine if you are eligible for an ITA through the Workforce Investment Act contact your local WorkForce WV Regional Center. In Region 6 there are four contact locations. They are:
 
Fairmont Job Service
107-109 Adams St., 3rd Floor
Fairmont, WV
Phone: 363-5550
 
Clarksburg Job Service
153 West Main St.
Clarksburg, WV
Phone: 627-2125
 
Morgantown Job Service
304 Scott Ave
Morgantown, WV
Phone: 285-3120
 
Elkins Job Service
One Pleasant Ave., Suite 2
Elkins, WV
Phone: 637-0255