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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

California Training Benefits

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California Training Benefits (CTB) allows eligible Unemployment Insurance (UI) customers to further their education, upgrade their skills, and/or learn a new trade to be more competitive in today’s labor market while receiving UI benefits.

If approved for CTB, you will be exempt from the requirements to be available for work, actively seek work, and accept work, while you complete your training. You may also be eligible for additional weeks of benefits while completing training or school.

Note: The EDD does not cover any educational or training-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, or transportation. However, there are state, federal, or employer programs that may fund your school or training.

Reasons to Participate in CTB: