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Federal workforce funding is available for professional education
Displaced or disadvantaged workers may be eligible for financial assistance to attend UCSC Silicon Valley certificate programs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
When you qualify through their local California Employment Development Department office, the funds may be applied toward the cost of course fees, required books, and materials for these certificate programs.
Out-of-pocket expenses, if any, are determined on a case-by-case basis by Extension. Students will be notified and responsible for additional costs. In most cases, funding will only cover the minimum number of required units to complete the program for which you are approved.
Who is eligible for WIOA funding?
More than 175 of our students receive funding through the WIOA program. Although UCSC Extension cannot approve students for this funding, we work closely with several great agencies in the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas. Please reach out to them for counseling and learn about the availability of funding.
Our workforce training partners
- East Bay Works
- Tri-Cities Career Center
- Tri-Valley Career Center
- Rubicon Programs
- NOVA Workforce Board
- Workforce Santa Cruz County
How to enroll in a UCSC Silicon Valley certificate program
- Research our approved programs. Most of our certificate programs can be completed in 9 to 12 months, but duration depends on your program selection, funding restrictions, and course availability.
- Contact your nearest agency and follow its application process.
- Once approved, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Feel free to look through our Frequently Asked Questions page for workforce students.
- A UCSC Silicon Valley Workforce representative will contact you to finalize your program schedule and review student responsibilities.
- Students are required to accept a recommended academic plan and program schedule prepared by UCSC Silicon Valley to complete the enrollment process. Students follow an approved program of study that culminates in completion of the certificate or specialization program that includes an academic plan of required courses followed by elective courses, and which adheres to WIOA funding restrictions and available scheduling.
- Submit an online enrollment form for each academic term using the Workforce Training Enrollment Form.
|Term||Start Date||Enrollment forms due date|
|Fall||September 1||August 1|
|Winter||January 1||December 1|
|Spring||April 1||March 1|
|Summer||June 16||May 16|
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