Career training assistance up to $10,000 for tuition and $2,500 for books/supplies per program year is available. Eligibility is open to these Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) groups: dislocated workers, low-income adults and youth. Eligibility requirements are below. To confirm if you qualify, call 815-802-8963/TTY 800-526-0844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dislocated Worker Eligibility
You may be eligible if you satisfy one or more of these requirements:
- You have been terminated or laid off, or have received a notice of termination or layoff from employment.
- You are eligible for or have exhausted unemployment insurance.
- You are employed at a facility that will close within 180 days.
- You were self-employed (including employment as a farmer, rancher or fisherman) but are currently unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community or because of a natural disaster.
- You are a displaced homemaker who is no longer supported by another family member.
Enrollment in WIOA as a dislocated worker does not affect unemployment benefits.
Low-Income Adult Eligibility
You may be eligible if you satisfy any one of the following:
- You receive food stamp benefits or are a member of a family that receives food stamp benefits.
- Your income or total family income is at or below 70 percent Lower Living Standard Income Level.
- You are homeless.
- You have a disability and your income meets the requirements, even if your family income does not.
You are eligible if you are ages 16-24 and satisfy the following:
- Not currently attending school and are a low-income individual
You have one or more barriers to employment:
- You are a school dropout.
- You are homeless.
- You have a disability.
- You are a foster child.
- You are pregnant.
- You are a parent.
- You are an offender.
We offer the following services:
- Skill assessment
- Employment counseling
- Job search assistance
- Academic/basic skills training
- Vocational classroom training
- On-the-job training
- Work experience
- Emergency assistance
All programs are Equal Opportunity Employer programs, and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Local Equal Opportunity Officer