Need help paying for your training? Ventura Training Institute offers a variety of payment options to help you achieve your educational goals and we will work with you to find the right payment schedule!
We offer an payment plan at 0% interest and give students flexible payment options. We understand that enrolling in our course is not only a time commitment but a financial one as well, so we have developed this payment plan to help students pay their way. Payments are customized to fit students' needs and schedules!
Any potential student or applicant is encouraged to complete our Sponsored Intake Form shown below. This intake form allows us to gather information about the applicant so we can refer them to potential scholarships, sponsorships and/or grants. Please note that this referral DOES NOT guarantee any sponsorship, grant and/or scholarship. It is only a courtesy referral service. If you are referred to a sponsor, you will need to apply for a sponsorship program directly. To qualify for sponsorship, you must complete all documentation and intake with your sponsor BEFORE the start of your class. Please remember, you are responsible for following up with your sponsor agencies including but not limited to submitting documentation, attending info/training sessions, returning calls/emails in a timely manner, etc. Please keep in mind, no follow ups with your agency MAY result in non-sponsorship.
DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION
To be eligible for services, an individual must have a learning, medical, physical, or mental health impairment that substantially impedes his/her/their ability to secure employment, and vocational rehabilitation services are required to prepare for, secure, retain, or regain employment consistent with the applicant's unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, interests, and informed choice and be able to benefit from the DOR's services in terms of an employment outcome in an integrated setting. If you think you qualify, please apply via the CA DOR website or reach out to your local DOR office.
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES of VENTURA AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES
Goodwill offers various grant programs and depending on the individual, they can pay up to $6,000 for their vocational training.
If you would like more information, please contact 805-981-0130 and ask for Micah. If he is not there, leave a message or email him here at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION - CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP
Interested in pursuing an associate’s degree or certificate program? The Horatio Alger Association award 1,020 scholarships at up to $2,500 each. If you would like more information, please check the eligibility quiz here. If you qualify, please apply directly on the Horatio Alger Scholarship website.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AMERICAN INDIAN RESOURCE CENTER (SCAIR), Inc
SCAIR services participants in Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz and Sonoma Counties. They provide services both monetary emergency (rental assistance, utilities, medical help) and monetary college & career (books/supplies. union dues, license fees etc.) for native American, native Alaskan and native Hawaiian. If you believe would fall into this category, please review the attached checklist on how to participate in their program. If you would like more information, please contact Marci at email@example.com.
SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OF SANTA BARBARA: SPECIALTY SCHOLARSHIP OR GENERAL
If you are graduate or receive a GED from Santa Barbara County high school, planning to attend full-time as a vocational program, a U.S citizen or permanent resident and an eligible employee or a child/dependent of an employee of the companies listed below, you may be eligible for a scholarship through the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. If you would like more information, please contact SFSB directly at (805) 687-6065.
VA BENEFITS PROGRAMS
VTI has been approved by CSAAVE to offer training to veterans and eligible dependents. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
WORKFORCE INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY ACT PROGRAMS
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 specifies three funding streams to the states and local areas: adults, dislocated workers and youth. Most services for adults and dislocated workers are provided through the One-Stop system, and most participants use their individual training accounts to determine which training programs and training providers fit their needs. WIOA Title-I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program and that auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities
VENTURA COUNTY: Please create an account at https://www.venturacountyajcc.org. Once an account is created, watch the WIOA Orientation video on the splash page and then call 805-204-5186 to schedule an appointment.
SANTA BARBARA: Call (805) 884-8002 OR (805) 884-8004