Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth
Reducing economic barriers for eligible participants pursuing educational and career goals
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
WIOA Youth offers out-of-school youth (16-24 years old) an opportunity to participate in training that will assist them in obtaining employment. Funding through WIOA provides financial assistance with tuition, fees, books and supplies for participants who meet eligibility requirements. Many programs at Kish qualify for WIOA assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Those who are eligible may receive support to help meet educational goals such as:
- Payment of tuition and fees
- Covered costs of textbooks and class supplies
- Mileage reimbursement to and from classes
- Childcare reimbursement while in class
Because we are grant-funded, program participants must meet specific requirements. Those who meet one or more of the following may qualify for WIOA funding.
- 24-years or younger
- Parent or pregnant
- Homeless, foster care and/or aged out
- Diagnosed with a mental or physical disability
- Unemployed/currently receiving unemployment or last three years
- Lack of employment
- Low-income due to wages or public assistance in the last six months
- English language learner
- Basic skills deficient in reading or math (based on TABE scores, administered through WIOA staff only)
If you meet any of the criteria above, please contact us to see what support may be available to you!
If you meet the above eligibility, funding may be available to cover tuition for the following programs:
- Automotive Technology
- Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA/CNA)
- Computer-Aided Design
- Computer Information Systems
- Criminal Justice
- Diesel Power Technology
- Emergency Medical Services
- Manufacturing Tech
- Marketing Management
- Medical Assistant
- Office Systems
- Pharmacy Technician
- Sterile Processing Technician
- Truck Driver Training
- Welding Technology
Only certain degrees and certificates within each program qualify. To learn more:
- Visit the Illinois workNet site
- Under keyword, enter "Kishwaukee College"
- Explore the specific degrees and certificates that qualify for eligible people
We would be happy to help you discover a career. Please call our office during business hours for assistance.
Yes! To search for other WIOA approved training programs, search on the Illinois Workforce Development System.
- Click on "Consumer Info"
- Click on "WIOA Approved Training Programs"
- Search by Provider or Program
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