The TUI program lets eligible workers attend school while receiving regular unemployment insurance benefits. It is open to individuals who have lost their jobs and are not likely to return to their previous industries.
The program does NOT pay for your school or training; instead, it removes the work search requirements while you attend school full time if you are approved for the program.
The TUI program is designed for short-term training (including associate degrees, but not transfer degrees), or it may be used for vocational training. It is NOT designed for higher degree programs such as bachelor’s or master’s degrees. An exception MAY be granted if you are 48 credits from completing your degree.
If you are in the Training Unemployment Insurance (TUI) program and have received your notice of approval, the work search requirements do NOT apply to you. If you have applied for TUI but have not received a notice of approval, you must still actively seek work each week and report your work-seeking efforts.
Click here to find out more about TUI or call the Special Programs Unit at 503-947-1800.