Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the Workforce Training Academy?

The Workforce Training Academy provides tuition funding for approved Continuing Education certificate training programs in occupations that have been identified as high-growth, high-demand in our region. These areas include:

  • Business/Information Technology
  • Manufacturing/Industrial Manufacturing
  • Health Care Occupations

Most non-credit certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid. The Workforce Training Academy tuition assistance program bridges the funding gap for students pursuing short-term training.

  1.  What Employment Resources are available through Workforce Training Academy?

Personal coaching is available to assist with job readiness, job seeking, resume preparation, job interviewing, placement, and retention. Bi-monthly workshops are offered for professional development, career advancement, and job transition.

  1. Do I need a GED or a High School Diploma to go participate in WTA?

Yes.  An individual is required to have a GED or High School Diploma in order to access basic WTA Services.

  1. Will I have to pay back funds?

No. These programs are federally funded and do not require re-payment.  Funds may be available to partner with you in the cost of reaching your career goal. 

  1. What are other welding programs to consider?

We also have additional welding sections at the DMACC Southridge Center for you to consider.