Following your Intake appointment, an Assessment appointment will be set up with a Counselor to determine your eligibility for scholarship funding. Our scholarships are funded through the Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and can be used for approved types of occupational or vocational training.
While you are waiting for your Assessment appointment, we ask that you start to research your training needs so that a solid employment plan can be developed. Before your Assessment appointment, please research and visit several schools that provide the training you need. Consider the following questions:
Is the school I’m considering on the approved list of training providers?
(The approved provider list can be found on our website or by clicking here.)
How much does the program cost?
Is this training necessary for me to become employed? (If it is, please be prepared to tell your Counselor why.)
Will I be able to find a job related to this program after I finish training? Is this type of job in-demand?
(Labor market data must support your employment and training goal. To research in-demand occupations and labor market data, go to www.illinoisworknet.com and search Key Sectors.)
By doing this research before your Assessment appointment, we will be able to assess your status and plans more quickly and hopefully prevent any delay in starting training.
We appreciate your patience while we are processing a high number of inquiries.