The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a federally funded program that offers job training and employment services to qualified adults and youth. The main objective of WIA is to help individuals receive employment training in specific fields that could successfully lead them into the workforce.
Please note: Qualifying for WIA funds does not determine eligibility for individual programs. Each program has its own entrance requirements.
Malcolm X College offers training programs, but does not determine if you qualify for WIA training funds. Eligibility and suitability are determined at one of the Chicago Workforce Centers. To find out if you qualify for WIA funding contact one of the Chicago Workforce Centers or a delegate agency for orientation information:
||10 S. Kedzie
||1700 W. 18th Street
||4314 S. Cottage Grove
||7500 S. Pulaski, Bldg. 100
||4740 N. Sheridan
For more information regarding the WIA program in Illinois, log-on to the Illinois Workforce Development System http://iwds.dceo.illinois.gov/iwds/iwdshome.html
Program Financial Aid Information
If program is financial aid eligible, you must apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at http:www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you are WIA eligible, bring in your SAR (Student Aid Report) with your Exploration Form. Exploration Forms, for financial aid eligible programs, will not be completed without financial aid information.