Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
WORK BASED TRAINING TROUGH THE TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE
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Possible TAA/Apprenticeship Scenarios
Expectation of Suitable Employment
a. TAA participant is matched with an apprenticeship opportunity with
assistance from the TAA Coordinator, State Apprenticeship Office, and
b. TAA funds can be used toward apprenticeship in the following ways:
i. related instruction (e.g., classroom and distance
iv. equipment or books
v. On the Job Training (104 weeks max.)
c. This funding can continue until the worker reaches “suitable
employment” or 130 weeks, whichever comes first.
i. Suitable employment is defined as: work of substantially
equal or higher skill level than the worker’s past adversely affected
employment, and wages for such work at not less than 80 percent of the
worker’s average weekly wage.
a. TAA-eligible worker is at least 50 years old.
b. The worker has secured a position as an apprentice in an
c. Annualized earnings less than $50,000 annually.
d. The benefit:
i. As s/he continues to work through the apprenticeship
levels, s/he will receive a benefit to help her/him continue the
apprenticeship program. The benefit may total 50% of the difference
between the old and new wage.
ii. These payments can be made for up to 2 years, but must
not exceed a total of $10,000 and must be stopped if the participant’s
annualized wage, which must be computed monthly, reaches $50,000 or
e. Note that this apprentice is still an active TAA participant, and is
receiving benefits (RTAA)
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Interested? If you would
like to learn more about work-based training opportunities for your
business, please contact the Business Services Specialist (BSS) you have
been working with, or follow this ling to find a BSS in your area:
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