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Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

Jenetta L. O'Neal

WIA Coordinator
Wright College is a Certified Training Provider for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program. The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a federal law which provides training for people who are out of work, and who need training to change career paths or whose skills need improving in order to obtain a new job. You must be determined eligible and suitable in order to receive WIA funds.  Wright College offers training programs, but does not determine if you qualify for WIA training funds.              

For more information regarding the WIA program in Illinois, log-on to the Illinois Workforce Development System,    


Eligibility for WIA funds does not determine eligibility for individual programs.  Each program has its own entrance requirements.               

Wright College’s WIA Eligible Training Programs

​Program / Certificate  Department Website​
Accelerated Phlebotomy ​ Medical Careers​
Basic Nursing Assistant ​ Medical Careers​
Computerized Numerical Control (CNC)  ​ Manufacturing
Medical Assistant  ​ Medical Careers​ ​​
Paralegal​ ​​Business
Practical Nursing (LPN) ​ Nursing​
Radiography   Radiography
RN Completion ​ ​Nursing​

Find out if you qualify for WIA funding

Contact one of the Chicago Workforce Centers for orientation information:                  
  • Northside: 5060 N. Broadway, Ste. 690, 773/334-4747    
  • Pilsen:  1700 W. 18th Street, 312/994-8300 ​    
  • Garfield: 10 S. Kedzie, 773/722-3885    
  • Mid-South:  4314 S. Cottage Grove, 773/538-5627    
  • Southwest:  7500 S. Pulaski, Bldg. 100,  773/884-7000   
Eligibility and suitability are determined at the Chicago Workforce Center, one of the suburban Workforce Centers, or a delegate agency..

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  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.​  


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