CA-WIA or CTB?
Hi, I was a part-time worker and was laid off in the end of August due to lack of business, and I'm collecting my UI since 9/5/09.
My job is not in demand right now in this area, especially, with my skill level without related degree. I applied for WIA in early Oct, hoping to get training in a different field related to health care. I finished all the paper works, but it takes forever to be processed!
Now is mid Dec. I happened to be offered to start 200 hour Yoga teacher training program starts in January (ending May) This is great because the training I was looking into from WIA provider list also includes YTT. Hours are Sat 2:30pm to 6:30pm, Sunday 10:30am to 12:30pm, 1:30pm to 5:30pm, Thursday 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Total hours per week is 10hrs. CTB won't apply for this January course. They also have intensive YTT in June 2010 (full-time).
My questions are:
1. Since it's the weekend/ evening course, am I able to take this training with my own expense and receive UI while I'm in a waiting line for WIA?
2. If they allow me to take those classes, do they stop UI after the YTT program is over? Do I need to give up WIA?
3. Do I need to request CTB extension eligibility now? My 16th week is 1/5/2010. I am not sure if WIA will let me get into trainig at this point. This is also the same question in case I give up WIA, and start YTT program in "JUNE" 2010.
If anyone has been through WIA program (I'm in N-California), will you give some advise what to expect and time flame, please??! I came up with this idea just because I can't waste my time anymore.... I wonder if there's anyone who filed WIA around the same time and received a call already?