Rebound “Tuition-Free” Program for Unemployed Residents Opens December 8th at SSC

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–Registration for South Suburban College’s tuition-free educational program for unemployed residents–Rebound–will open again on Monday, December 8, 2014. Rebound classes are offered in 19 select academic areas offering short-term certificates or degrees leading to new, rewarding careers. Learn more about Rebound or begin the process to qualify by calling SSC’s Job Training Department at (708) 596-2000, extension 2530 or visiting Room 4461 at the Main Campus in South Holland.

SSC has already assisted nearly 1,000 residents with changing their career paths through Rebound since 2008.

“We are extremely pleased with how the program helped those who need an opportunity to change their career path,” said Frank M. Zuccarelli, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “We are encouraging anyone who may have unfortunately experienced a layoff to visit us and see what we have to offer in Job Training.”

To qualify, Rebound applicants must live in College District 510 and have lost their job since 2011 for reasons other than performance, and remain unemployed. Applicants must also provide a current Illinois Wage Information Sheet (it is the form individuals receive from IDES when they file an unemployment claim). If the individual is ineligible to apply for unemployment insurance a letter from the previous employer must be provided with the dates of full-time employment and a statement that the reason for termination was not related to performance.

Seats in these classes are offered on a first come, first served basis. General registration is currently open, while Rebound students must wait until December 8th to begin selecting their courses. Spring classes begin on Monday, January 12, 2015.

For more information, please contact Job Training Department at (708) 596-2000, extension 2530, email or visit