Education Benefits for the Unemployed
Massasoit Community College works very hard to meet with future students who are facing unemployment. If you have lost your job from a layoff, furlough, or job elimination; our team will provide information on training opportunities, certificate and associate degree programs that match job market demands. We work with MassHire and Career Centers across the Commonwealth to keep updated on benefits that can support you on your new path.
During these uncertain times we are here for you and hope that you will stay connected with us as you navigate and develop your new career endeavor. To get started today, please complete this quick intake survey.
Training Opportunities Program/Section 30 and Trade Adjustment Assistance at Massasoit
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Federal government both have programs that allow citizens to collect unemployment benefits while attending full-time, approved educational and training programs. Please note these programs are not funded by unemployment insurance, but by individuals. However you might be might be eligible for Financial Aid or funding through your local Career Center.
Training Opportunities Program (TOP)
Also referred to as Section 30. Individuals must apply to this program within their first 20 weeks of unemployment, and 3 weeks before the program at Massasoit begins. Typically, deadlines fall around:
- August 10 for Fall semester start
- December 20 for Spring semester start
- May 7 for Summer semester start
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
This is a federal program for individuals whose employment has been reduced or eliminated due to the employer moving those duties outside of the United States. Eligible individuals are notified the Federal Government, their employer, and/or MassHire.