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Upgrade Skills for Berry Plastics Corporation

Employees laid off from Berry Plastics may be eligible for short-term training funds. Contact your local WorkForce Center for more information about their dislocated worker program.

Sometimes an unexpected career event — such as a layoff — can be an excellent time to brush up on skills. You have several options for training and education.

Take a Class

Taking just one or two classes can help reignite your career — and it can also help you stand out when applying for new jobs. Many of these courses are offered online.

Additional sessions may be offered with enough interest. Contact the Training Resource Center for more information about exploring customized courses.

Short-Term Training

Short-term training can include paths toward certification and training programs that generally last fewer than two years.

Certifications
Certifications are examinations that test or enhance your knowledge, experience, or skills in an occupation or profession. This directory allows you to search for certifications by keyword, industry, or occupation.

Programs:

Tools and technology
When thinking about possible training, explore cutting-edge machines, equipment, tools, and software that workers may use in specific occupations.

Work-Based Learning
Work-based and experiential learning programs let you to learn through real work experience instead of — or in addition to — classroom experience. It can include apprenticeship opportunities, volunteer service, job shadowing, and other ways to learn about occupations and industries.

Begin or Finish a Degree

Many people find that a layoff or tight labor market is an excellent time to head back to school to begin or finish a four-year degree.

Pay for Training

As you think about upgrading your skills, consider how you'll pay for it. There are some resources available to you.

  • Dislocated worker program
    Laid-off workers from Berry Plastics likely quality for dislocated worker training funding for short-term training. Contact your local WorkForce Center for more information.

  • Financial aid 101
    Financial aid programs are most often based on financial need. Most students qualify for some type of financial aid.

  • Scholarships
    Awarded for academic achievement, athletic achievement, special skills, or race, ethnicity, religion, or military affiliation. Most scholarships are offered directly to students through the colleges.

  • Pell Grants and other federal programs
    Learn about Pell grants and other new educational opportunities for unemployed workers

Customized Training

Additional sessions may be offered with enough interest. Contact the Training Resource Center for more information about exploring customized courses.