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Our counseling staff is trained in the details of the various funding options available to finance your training. If you are interested in a new career we will work with you and the available funding agencies to help you get the training you need at the lowest possible cost to you. Please feel free to contact us to see what we can do for you

Below are some of the funding options that may be available to you:

Unemployment Benefits

If you are receiving unemployment benefits and are interested in training, you may be eligible for California Training Benefits, which would allow you to receive training while receiving unemployment insurance benefits. Please refer to your unemployment insurance claim handbook for information. You may also be eligible for additional training benefits if you contact the Department before: sixteen weeks of benefits are paid, or your benefits are exhausted (if your claim is for less than 16 weeks). Click here for more info on CA Unemployment and Training Benefits

Click here for information regarding paid training benefits through the Stanislaus County Alliance Worknet.

Please feel free to Contact Us so we can help you find out what funding you qualify for.

Workers Compensation

Workers' compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides special benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses. In general, an employee with a work-related illness or injury can get workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault – the employee, the employer, a co-worker, a customer, or some other third party. In exchange for these guaranteed benefits, employees usually do not have the right to sue the employer in court for damages for those injuries.

Workers’ compensation benefits and conditions for eligibility differ from state to state. In California, an injured worker may be eligible for one or more of the following:

Medical Benefits No-cost medical treatment for all medical care related to the injury.

Disability Benefits Partial replacement of wages lost due to the injury (up to 2/3 with a maximum of $728/week). If the injured person is able to return to the workforce, he/she will receive temporary disability benefits. If he/she is unable to return to the workforce, he/she may be eligible for permanent disability benefits.

Death Benefits If the injury is fatal, the burial expenses may be covered by workers’ compensation (up to $5,000) and payments may be made to relatives for a period of time.

Vocational Rehabilitation If an injured worker is unable to perform his/her previous job, he/she may receive no-cost career retraining and job assistance (otherwise called “vocational rehabilitation”). For persons injured before January 1, 2004, full services will be provided, including the services of a rehabilitation counselor who will help the worker plan the retraining and find employment. For persons injured on or after January 1, 2004, this benefit is provided in the form of a retraining voucher worth up to $10,000 (often called a “supplemental job displacement benefit”). Unlike traditional vocational rehabilitation, the voucher program often requires the injured person to seek out a career, school and job on his/her own.

What is Vocational Rehabilitation?

Vocational Rehabilitation is a benefit that covers the costs of career training, guidance and job assistance. If you were injured on or after January 1, 2004, this benefit consists of a voucher that you redeem at the school of your choice for the purpose of retraining. To qualify, your doctor must determine that you are a Qualified Injured Worker (QIW), which means you are permanently unable to work in the position you had when you were injured.

Please feel free to Contact Us so we can help you find out if you qualify.

Trade Adjustment Act (TAA)

Under the TAA (Trade Adjustments Act), the Federal Government has granted millions of dollars in emergency grant vouchers to help those who were laid off because their job was sent to foreign countries. We can easily help you see if you qualify for these benefits and get you set up for retraining so you will have the skills to find a new job. Being laid off because your job went overseas was not your fault. The federal and state TAA programs and our training resources can help you get the skills you need to start a new career. The US Secretary and Federal Government has granted millions in emergency grant money to help those affected because their job was sent to foreign countries The grant money you have received will allow you to get free re-training at our school. Please visit the rest of our site to see how we can help you in these tough times. Modesto Technical College receives funding and grants from the State of CA to finance workman's comp vouchers, and GI-Bill Training vouchers. Please feel free to Contact Us so we can help get you qualified for this funding.

GI Bill

Modesto Technical College, located in the California, is recognized by the State of California Bureau and is approved for the training of Veterans. Our approved status allows military Veterans and their immediate families who are entitled to funding under the GI Bill chapter 30 and chapter 33 to receive an appropriate payment from the Veterans Administration for training received at Modesto Technical College.

Older Unemployed Veterans Eligible for New Benefits

Unemployed Veterans may be able to apply for the newly approved GI Bill. This benefit provides up to 12 months of Montgomery GI Bill benefits for unemployed veterans aged 35 -60. 

The Post 911 GI Bill

The Post 9-11 GI bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2011, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Modesto Tech is also an approved training school for the Post 911 GIBill.

Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

The Montgomery GI Bill Benefits program provides up to 36 months of education benefits through Modesto Technical College. This benefit is approved to be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 1- years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30.

Our technical classes are a great way to get you into a fulfilling long-term career. You get hands on experience in a career with real demand for your skills. Many higher education university courses give you months (and years?) of theoretical book learning and graduate you with learning and little experience. Our school of “Hire Education” instead gives you the skills and experience to get hired for the good paying technical jobs that are available today. Being Approved by the State of CA Bureau allows all Vocational Colleges, including Modesto Technical College to provide training in trade and technical areas, and to provide training as one of the GI Bill Approved Schools.

Many young people and their families that benefit from the GI Bill choose our Modesto school to develop the technical skills and training they need to return to the workforce. If you live in our around the Modesto area, stop by and schedule a tour with us to see how we can benefit your future today!

The technical training we provide for GI Bill Veterans is unparalleled in the industry, and no other technical college offers the courses we offer in one convenient location.

Modesto Technical College is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

The current benefits amounts may be found at See Amounts

We are currently featured on as a qualified training provider for Veterans.

Please feel free to Contact Us so we can help you get the benefits you qualify for.

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