Job retraining grants are designed to help individuals who has recently experienced a job loss or loss of income change careers. Job retraining grants can also be used for individuals who are having trouble finding adequate employment in their field or are unable to be gainfully employed in their current vocation due to a disability or health condition.

Adults seeking grant funding to change careers should first fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Most grant applications private or government funded will ask for your registered number for your fafsa application. This is not only a way that they can make sure you are using all the funds possible from other sources but it is also a great way to check your information you gave them. So make sure all information is filled out correctly.

Grant seekers trying to find money to pay for training after a job loss or income loss should contact the Department of Labor office in their community. The Department of Labor operates One Stop Career Centers nationwide that helps individuals get training and find employment. Depending on what is available in the area, they offer paid on the job training in some fields, grants to pay for technical programs, and on site career planning.

If the individual seeking a career change is currently employed they should check with their employer to find if they help pay for training. Companies can give their employees $5,250 to pay tuition each without the individual needed to pay taxes on the amount given. The training does not have to be related to your current vocation to receive such benefits.

If the individual seeking a career change is currently employed they should check with their employer to find if they help pay for training. Companies can give their employees $5,250 to pay tuition each without the individual needed to pay taxes on the amount given. The training does not have to be related to your current vocation to receive such benefits.

If the individual seeking career change due to a disability or health related issue they should contact their local Vocational Rehabilitation Center. The vocational center helps individuals train and find employment suitable for their abilities. The program helps with vocational training as well as four year degrees if the applicant qualifies. Applicants must go through a evaluation to determine if the chosen new career path is congruent with their abilities and current situation.