South Suburban College WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Orientation

South Holland, IL – South Suburban College (SSC) in partnership with Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is offering the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Dislocated Worker Program Orientation. Orientation will be held at the South Suburban College Oak Forest Campus, located at 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest, IL on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 10:30am. These programs aim to empower individuals by providing them with various workforce opportunities. The programs offer a wide array of services including career choices, training, work experience, and job search assistance.

One of the key benefits of WIOA Programs is the provision of career choices. Participants have the opportunity to explore different career paths and find the one that aligns with their interests, skills, and goals. This support enables individuals to make informed decisions about their career trajectory, increasing the likelihood of long-term job satisfaction and success.

In addition to career choices, WIOA Programs offer comprehensive training programs to enhance the skills of participants. Through partnerships with educational institutions, vocational training programs, and industry experts, individuals gain access to high-quality training designed to meet the demands of the job market. This equips them with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen fields.

Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) is funding provided to assist workers who have been laid off or terminated through no fault of their own. These grants are typically awarded in response to significant events such as mass layoffs, plant closures, or natural disasters that result in a large number of workers becoming unemployed. The goal is to help dislocated workers quickly re-enter the workforce and regain employment.

Overall, both programs aim to empower individuals with the resources and support they need to obtain meaningful employment, advance in their careers, and achieve economic self-sufficiency. To participate in these programs, individuals must meet the established eligibility and suitability criteria. Click on the link below to register or go to and search Adult and Dislocated WIOA Orientation

For more information on either program, please contact Brianna Wells, Manager of Workforce Development via email at or call (708) 596-2000 Ext. 3230 or Kenneth Cohn, Director of Workforce Development via email at or call (708) 596-2000 Ext. 6040

Main Campus exterior in autumn.

PHOTO: South Suburban College Main Campus.