GET HELP PAYING FOR THE TRAINING YOU NEED
Through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), we may be be able to pay for you to attend local training programs to get new skills or obtain a professional certification to be more marketable in your job search.
If you are found to be eligible, an appointment will be set up with a career counselor to determine your scholarship funding.
Job seekers who live in East Central Illinois, or who were laid off from a company in East Central Illinois, may apply for a WIOA grant at workNet East Central Illinois. If you are receiving unemployment benefits, you can continue to receive them while you are taking classes.
RESEARCH YOUR TRAINING
Before your Assessment, please research and/or visit several schools that provide the training you need. By doing this research before your appointment, we will be able to assess your status and plans more quickly and prevent any delay in starting training.
Consider the following questions:
Is the school that I’m considering an approved training provider? How much does the program cost? (the WIOA program can fund up to $16,100 of training.) Is this training necessary for me to become employed? (If it is, please be prepared to tell your career counselor why.) Will I be able to find a job related to this program after I finish training? Is this type of job in-demand?
Search by program name or by school name at Illinois workNet. When you arrive on the search page, you may need to scroll down on the page to perform your search.