Losing a job can happen to anyone, and it is a tough challenge. Luckily, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) helps women and men turn this unfortunate event into a life-changing opportunity!
What is WIOA?
WIOA is a Federal program (funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration), which provides tuition reimbursement for eligible training programs.
How do I apply for the unemployment grant/WIOA?
Please contact your local unemployment office to find out if you are eligible for the WIOA funding.
For which Program can I use the WIOA money?
WIOA helps not only people receiving unemployment benefits to regain their footing and train for a new career; the program also addresses the shortage of well-trained professionals in the fastest growing fields. Medical Assisting has been identified as one of the most in-demand professions and students can qualify for the funding for the program!
How do I find the Academy in the Illinois WorkNet system?
Here is the link to our page on the WorkNet website: www.illinoisworknet.com