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Integration of Trade Services for Dislocated Workers: A Comprehensive Guide

D-300.8:

Appeals and

Complaints

(continued)

Appeals must be submitted in writing within 14 calendar days of

the date of the TWC Trade Unit’s determination at:

The Appeals Department

101 East 15th Street, Room 410

Austin, Texas 78778-0001

Fax: (512) 463-2590

Boards must also ensure that participants understand the complaint

process under WIA, including complaints about training providers.

D-300.9:

Training

Criteria

The goal of TAA is to ensure that Trade-certified workers become

reemployed as soon as possible. However, if no employment

opportunities meet the 80 percent wage replacement goal, these

workers may require training.

There is no cap on the cost of Trade-funded training either for an

individual or for a particular occupation. The term “reasonable

cost,” as used in the criteria for selecting approvable vocational

skills or dual-language training means the cost of similar training

in a workforce area. It also means the cost of training is the same

as the cost for nonsubsidized students.

It is assumed that dual-language training will cost more than

standard vocational skills training. Boards are encouraged to

expand the opportunities for dual-language training in their

workforce area by encouraging training providers to develop

integrated curriculum and by taking appropriate actions to put the

training on the Statewide List of Eligible Training Providers.

The Board’s WIA cost training cap cannot be the only basis for the

denial of training, and is not in itself evidence that the cost of

training is unreasonable. WIA allows a participant to pay for part

of the cost of training. This is not allowed by Trade regulation. To

be approved for TAA, the entire required cost of training must be

subsidized.

Training is similar for cost-comparison purposes to the extent that

it prepares the participant for a similar occupation with similar

wage and employment prospects, does so in similar time, and is

similar in quality. Moreover, reasonable cost comparisons must be

made over the entire course of training.

Part D: Post-Trade Certification May 2006 Page D-13

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