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Integration of Trade Services for Dislocated Workers: A Comprehensive Guide

Glossary of Terms and Definitions (continued)

TAA

TEGL

TRA

TRACER

Training Services

TWC

TWIST

UI

WD Letter

Waiver

WARN Notice

WIA

Trade Adjustment Assistance

Training and Employment Guidance Letter. A DOL guidance letter

distributed to states.

Trade Readjustment Allowances. Weekly TRA may be payable to

eligible claimants when they exhaust unemployment benefits. TRA

benefits will be paid if a claimant is enrolled in a TAA-approved training

program or has a waiver of the training requirement. TRA payment is the

basis for HCTC eligibility.

Texas Rapid Access to Career and Economic Resources is a dynamic

labor market information delivery system in Texas, backed up by the

combined experience of 80 economists.

Under WIA and TAA, training services may include occupational skills

training, vocational skills training, dual-language training—which

provides the necessary vocational skills and remedial education together

in an integrated curriculum (also called contextual learning or integrated

vocational skills training)—or employer-based training such as On-the-

Job Training (OJT) and customized training.

Texas Workforce Commission (State)

The Workforce Information System of Texas

Unemployment Insurance

Workforce Development Letter. A guidance letter distributed to Boards

by the Workforce Development Division of TWC.

A determination that training is not currently feasible for a TAA

participant. Also known as “Waiver of the Training Requirement,”

“Waiver of Training,” or “Training Waiver.”

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification

Workforce Investment Act

Page A-4 May 2006 Part A: Glossary

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