Job Training Department Programs

Eligibility Requirements

You must participate in several of the listed required activities in order to determine suitability to receive training funds. Required Activities to participate in the programs below include:

  • Resume Writing
  • Financial Aid Application
  • Interest Testing
  • Employment Skills Assessment
  • Labor Market Information
  • Job Search Activities
  • Register in


Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs

WIOA is designed to provide individuals with workforce opportunities in career choices, training, work experience and job search assistance. Individuals must meet eligibility and suitability criteria. Funding for following WIOA programs are made possible through the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.

Adult Program (ages 22+) Program

The State of Illinois policy, under the Workforce Investment Act’s priority service provisions, allocates the majority of adult funds for recipients of public assistance and other low-income persons lacking job specific skills. The following are the WIOA Programs available:

Dislocated Worker (ages 18+) Program

For those individuals that are:

  • Unlikely to return to prior industry or occupation
  • Laid off or terminated due to plant closure and/or substantial layoff
  • A displaced homemaker.

Youth (ages 17-21) Program

For those individuals that are:

  • Recipients of public assistance, SNAP/TANF
  • Low-income individuals with a barrier to employment
  • Basic skill deficient
  • Parent in Youth
  • Homeless
  • Foster Child

*Work Experience-Participants of the program are paid an hourly wage through the Job Training Department

WIOA SSC approved training programs

  • Accounting Certificate
  • Coding Specialist Certificate
  • Community Health Worker Certificate
  • Computer Information systems Certificate-CISCO Network
  • Echocardiography Degree (must be accepted into the program)
  • Emergency Medical Technician Advance Certificate
  • Logistics—Non-credit
  • Management:
    • Administrative Assistant Certificate
    • Manager/Supervisor Certificate
  • Management Information Systems:
    • Help Desk Certificate
    • Microsoft Networking Technician Certificate
  • Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Manufacturing Basics—Non-credit
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)—Non-credit
  • Nursing:
    • Basic Nursing Assistant Training-CAN
    • Associate Degree Nursing-RN
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree (must be accepted into the program)
  • Office Administration and Technology
    • Microsoft Office Suite Tools Certificate
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant Certificate (must possess at least an Associate Degree)
  • Pharmacy Technician Certificate
  • Phlebotomy Certificate
  • Welding Certificate


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Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (708) 596-2000 Ext. 5764
FAX: (708) 210-5784