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.
  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 the Financial Aid page.

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 LiNK (previously 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 60+ career programs.

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.