Commissioner Approved Training (CAT)
Commissioner Approved Training allows you to collect your unemployment benefits while attending an approved, full-time training program. If approved, you do not have to look for work while receiving unemployment benefits.
Training Benefits (TB)
Training Benefits program offers additional weeks of unemployment benefits so eligible claimants can train for careers in a high-demand field.
If you are receiving unemployment benefits and plan to attend school, you must complete the appropriate training application (pdf). Call toll-free: 800.362.4636.
Self Employment Assistance Program (SEAP) at North Seattle College
If you received a SEAP letter acknowledging you may be eligible to participate in the Self-Employment Assistance Program while receiving your regular unemployment insurance benefits, the Employment Security Department recognized you as a good candidate to start your own business.
North Seattle College Entrepreneurship Certificate is an approved SEAP provider through Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD). Being the only community college in the state to offer a one of a kind Entrepreneurship Certificate program along with business counseling, coaching, technical support, and resources for individuals, North Seattle College provides extensive wrap around education and assistance for individuals starting their own business.
The SEAP program does not pay for tuition or books. North Seattle College offers some tuition assistance help for these two certificates through the Worker Retraining program. The Worker Retraining program is a Workforce Education program that provides tuition assistance for individuals who are receiving Unemployment Insurance Benefits or have exhausted their UI Benefits within the last four years. You can apply for the Worker Retraining Tuition Assistance program by registering for and attending a Start Next Quarter workshop. Follow the Start Next Quarter link at the bottom of the page to register.
Take the free Start Next Quarter survey. There is no obligation to follow through. Your responses remain anonymous unless you decide you want to do more. If you pre-qualify, you will be invited to attend a free education planning workshop where we will confirm your eligibility and help you determine your next steps.