WIOA Occupational Training Grants

Through the WIOA program, workNet DuPage can offer job seekers up to $10,000 to upgrade their skills or obtain professional certifications!

What is WIOA?

WIOA stands for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. It is the federal funding source for the occupational training paid for by the DuPage County Workforce Development at workNet DuPage.

Why apply for a WIOA training grant?

Employers value workers who keep their skills sharp and up-to-date, and who pursue new skills and certifications. WIOA occupational training grants can help you to upgrade your skills or obtain a professional certification.

Who can apply for a WIOA grant in DuPage County?

Job seekers who live in DuPage County, or who were laid off from a company in DuPage County, may apply for a WIOA grant at workNet DuPage. Those living outside of DuPage County may apply, but DuPage residents are given priority.

Will it affect my unemployment insurance?

Under the WIOA program, if you are receiving unemployment benefits, you can continue to receive them while you are taking classes.

What sorts of training or certificaitons can I get?

WIOA can pay for training in various industries, including IT, manufacturing, office & admin, accounting, and other areas. It is recommended that you search for approved training programs at illinoisworknet.com.

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