Henry makes an excellent point…why should the government pay for the class? It should be the responsibility of the person who is retiring or looking for a job (through whatever circumstances) option to take the class and bear the burden of the cost.
It is not the government’s responsibility to make sure you know how to “dress for success” after 20 years in a uniform, or 3 years in a uniform, or 15 years behind a desk or whatever. The burden is your’s to seek out the information or classes and find out how to dress for an interview or new job.
We need to stop looking toward the federal government as a big huge “babysitter” that is going to molly-coddle us all and take care of every little need for everything all the time. Where is our own responsibility?