Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
WIOA Approved Courses and Programs – The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) helps many individuals obtain new job skills and training to make them more employable. If you meet the eligibility requirements and funding is available, WIOA may help pay for your tuition, books, and other fees associated with college courses. Courses that qualify are noted as WIOA after the course titles. For more information on WIOA, contact the Job Training Center at South Suburban College at (708) 596.2000 x5764.
- Job Training Center at South Suburban College
- Foundation scholarships
- Secretary of State Workplace Foundational Skills and English as a Second Language Grant Funding
Grant funding is available to help cover costs of implementing Workplace Foundational Skills and English-as-a-Second-Language programs.
The Illinois State Library (ISL), a division of the Office of the Secretary of State; using state funds designated for literacy, award Workplace Skills Enhancement grants to Illinois businesses that partner with adult educational providers. These grant funds are used to upgrade employees’ skills that are needed to efficiently and competently perform required job tasks. The training provided can include workplace math, reading, writing, and oral communication. English as a Second Language (ESL) is also included in the area of English language skills. Classes are conveniently held on-site for employees at their company location. The Business & Career Institute (BCI) at South Suburban College has experience in helping companies obtain these grants and assistance is provided in completing applications as well as planning and implementing a workplace skills training program.