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Career Training

man searches classified ads fro jobCareer training assistance up to $12,000 is available. You may qualify under one of these Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) groups:

Find out if you qualify: Please call 815-802-8963 or email kridgway@kcc.edu.

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Dislocated worker

Enrollment in WIOA as a dislocated worker does not affect unemployment benefits.

Eligibility

You may be eligible for services as a dislocated worker if you satisfy one or more of the following requirements:

  • You have been terminated or laid off, or have received a notice of termination or layoff from employment.
  • You are eligible for or have exhausted unemployment insurance.
  • You are employed at a facility where the employer has made the general announcement that the facility will close within 180 days.
  • You were self-employed (including employment as a farmer, rancher or fisherman) but are unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community or because of a natural disaster.
  • You are a displaced homemaker who is no longer supported by another family member.

Low-income adult

Eligibility

You may be eligible for services as a low-income adult if you satisfy any one of the following:

  • Receive or are a member of a family that receives food stamp benefits.
  • Your income or total family income is at or below 70 percent Lower Living Standard Income Level.
  • You are homeless.
  • You have a disability and your income meets the requirements, even if your family income does not meet the requirements.

Youth

Eligibility

You are eligible for services as a youth if you satisfy the following:

  • You are age 16-24 and not currently attending school, and 
  • You are a low income individual or
  • You have one or more of the following barriers to employment:
    • A school dropout
    • Homeless
    • Disability 
    • A foster child
    • Pregnant
    • A parent
    • An offender

Services

Types of services:  assessment, counseling, job search assistance, academic/basic skills training, vocational classroom training, on-the-job training, work experience, transportation and emergency assistance.