Skills & Training

Career Services

Our occupational training services are funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL). This program is called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is landmark legislation (USDOL) that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system, help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers, and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

Do You Need Help With Tuition Costs or Need to be Re-Trained? 

The Madison County Employment and Training Department has WIOA grant funds for eligible students and prospective students that are interested in occupational training services.
     Our WIOA grant funds can offset the cost for:
     * Tuition and Fees
     * Uniforms, Equipment, and Tools
     * Graduation Costs
     * Other Costs needed to complete the training program

     In addition, we offer:
     * Career Counseling
     * Training Opportunities in High-Growth Occupations
     * Job Search Assistance After Graduation

Approved participants can receive up to 2 years of paid tuition up to $20,000.00 and paid books, tools, uniforms, testing, and licensing not to exceed $13,000.00.

Training at local community colleges (Southwestern Illinois College, Lewis and Clark Community College, and Kaskaskia College), SIUE, and other training institutions.

Students who qualify for the Pell grant may also be eligible for WIOA grant funds.

If you are interested in finding out more information and how you can qualify for the WIOA Grant, you can complete the inquiry form below. 


FAQs WIA Training
Funding is provided through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. Madison County Employment & Training Department is an equal opportunity employer/program. 
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