Dislocated Workers

Dislocated Workers

Mid-State Technical College is committed to helping workers and employers in the event of staff reductions, business closings, and mass layoffs. If you have a question not addressed in the frequently asked questions below, please call us at 715.422.5300 or 888.575.6782.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out if I'm eligible for training assistance?

Attend informational meetings sponsored by your company and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Dislocated Worker Program. These meetings provide a comprehensive overview of services available to you as a dislocated worker and will connect you to the resource team responsible for allocating training funds.

While I am waiting for my dislocation to take effect, what can I do to prepare for returning to school?

If you are eligible and approved for training, you will be required to complete two tasks as a part of the process of returning to school:

  1. Complete a free, short-term class called Career Awareness and Assessment.
  2. If approved for training assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By filing a FAFSA, you can identify additional funds that are available through federal, state, local, and private sources in the form of loans, scholarships, grants, and work-study programs. To learn more, visit mstc.edu/finaid.

I prefer to return to the workforce immediately, but I need to brush up on some skills. Can Mid-State be of any assistance?

Mid-State's Learning Commons offers free services to help you plan and prepare for your future. All members of the public are welcome to use any of the services that meet their specific needs. There are no admission requirements or tuition costs for classes. You decide what services best suit your individual needs and work at your own pace.

What kind of training does Mid-State offer?

Mid-State offers 100+ career programs and certificates.

What about transfer credits?

Contact your college and have them send an official copy of your transcript to Mid-State. Once it has arrived, schedule an appointment with your program counselor for transcript review.


Reasons Businesses Should Hire an MSTC Graduate

Employer-based program advisory committees
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We have the soft skills you desire
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You get a high-quality and job-ready employee

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions


What are official transcripts?

Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.

How does Mid-State tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?

On average, an Mid-State education costs 45% less than two years at a public university.

Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to Mid-State & my program?

Mid-State requires most new students to complete the Accuplacer prior to acceptance into a program.

Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?

No. There is no fee to take the Accuplacer.

Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at Mid-State?

No, but you must complete an Application.

I applied to Mid-State in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?

The $30 application fee is a one-time fee, unless you have been away for 3 consecutive semesters.

When can I take the Accuplacer?

The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis

Do I need to provide high school or college transcripts?

Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.

Will a GED® Test or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?

Yes. Contact the institution that awarded your GED® Test/HSED and have them send your test scores directly to Mid-State.

Mid-State needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?

No. Mid-State requires all transcripts to be official.

How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?

Once you have completed all admissions requirements, you will receive a letter indicating you have been accepted.

Is there an Application for Admission deadline?

Mid-State continuously accepts applications for admission.