Dislocated Workers

Programs & Services for Individuals Laid Off From Work

Advancing your education or obtaining new skills or a degree are all considered time well-spent when you find yourself out of work from an economic layoff or downsizing. RIT offers a variety of special programs and services for you.


RIT offers a wide variety of degree programs and time-shortened certificate programs, in high-demand fields, designed to get you back into the workforce.

Tuition Assistance

Our Professional Re-employment Education Program (PREP) is a grant-sponsored program that gives qualified individuals 60% of their tuition costs for up to one year. Contact us for more details!

Informational Events

RIT offers various informational sessions each year. Advisors can provide PREP details as well as answer your degree/program questions. Find out more information and/or register for the next event.

Advising Services

We offer a full staff of advisors who can help you assess your skills, interests and educational goals and opportunities. Call or email us now for a no-obligation in-person or phone appointment.