Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program, we provide workforce development services to unemployed low-income adults and dislocated workers. Job seekers participating in this program are able to receive:

  • Individualized case management, assessment, career planning, occupational training, job search and placement assistance
  • Tuition, books and fees paid through a WIOA voucher
  • Associate’s degree for in-demand occupations
  • In-person and online classes that build foundational skills and prepare you for the industry or area of your interest
  • Specialized certificate programs offering the opportunity to achieve a new skill set in a short period of time so you can start your new career faster

Focus your job search with FREE workshops from Career Connections!

Learn how the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program helps low income and laid off workers get back to work. We’ll cover the eligibility requirements and expectations for participants and how the program helps you return to work, possibly including training.

Learn how to tailor your resume and cover letter with keywords from a description to get through the online application system.

Learn about optimizing your online brand while protecting your privacy. Find out how to build and use your network to get your resume into the hands of the hiring manager. Networking more than doubles your chances of getting a job versus applying online alone.

Learn how to prepare for the interview and present yourself in a way that appeals to employers.

Learn about career exploration, how to find WIOA-approved programs, qualify for them and how to research the labor market. Only certified WIOA participants are eligible to apply for WIOA training dollars, but all are welcome to learn about how to research a career.

Desaray Navarro

Desaray Navarro

Hickory Hills

“The WIOA program gives you the tools you need—the classes, the training, mock interviews, help with writing resumes, everything.  There’s no way to finish this program and not be prepared for a job.”

Approved Programs

Office and Administrative CareersHealthcare Related CareersTrades CareersTransportation Distribution and Logistics CareersIT and Computer/Web CareersEarly Childhood Education CareersCulinary Arts and Service Industry Careers
Accounting Assistant/Clerk CertificateBasic Nurse Assistant CertificateAutomotive Technology A.A.SIntroduction to Supply Chain Management CertificateComputer & Local Area Network Technician A.A.S.Early Childhood Educator A.A.S.Culinary Arts Management A.A.S.
Human Resources Management A.A.S.Caregiver/Home Health Aide CertificateAutomotive Service Technician CertificateAdvanced Supply Chain Management Certificate Cisco Network Associate CertificateEarly Childhood Educator Level 2 CertificateCulinary Arts Management Certificate
Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant With Keyboarding Skills Basic Air Conditioning Technician Certificate Certified Logistics Associate Certificate Computer Support Associate CertificateEarly Childhood Educator Level 3 CertificateRetail Management Certificate
Paralegal Studies A.A.S.Dental Assisting CertificateAdvanced Air Conditioning Technician Certificate Certified Logistics Technician CertificateComputer Technician CertificateInfant/Toddler Level 3, Certificate
Paralegal Studies CertificateDialysis Technician CertificateHeating and Air Conditioning CertificatePlant Engineering Mechanic CertificateGraphics and Desktop Publishing Certificate
Health Information Technology A.A.S Industrial Maintenance Technician CertificateIT Security Specialist A.A.S.
Medical Assistant CertificateNon-Destructive Testing (NDT) CertificateLAN Technician Certificate
Medical Billing CertificateIntegrated Systems Technology A.A.S Microsoft Associate Certificate
Medical Coding CertificateMechanical and Fluid Power Maintenance Certificate Network Administrator Certificate
Nursing A.A.S.PLC Technician CertificateNetwork Security Associate Certificate
Patient Care Technician CertificateStationary Engineer A.A.S.Website Designer Certificate
Pharmacy TechnicianWelding Combination CertificateWebsite Developer Certificate
Phlebotomy CertificateElectronic Controls Technician Certificate
Radiologic Technology A.A.S.
Respiratory Therapy A.A.S.

Connect with your WIOA advisor

Darice Wright

(708) 974-5677

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.