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 Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Gloria White
Project Coordinator
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) formerly Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a federally funded program that is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. 
Kennedy-King College is a Certified Training Provider for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a law that provides training for people who are out of work, or whose skills need improving in order to obtain a new job.  You must be determined eligible in order to receive WIOA funds.  Kennedy-King College offers training programs but does not determine if you qualify for WIOA training funds.                        
Eligibility for WIOA funds does not determine eligibility for individual programs. Each program has its own entrance requirements.    

Kennedy-King College WIOA Departments                            
Kennedy-King College WIOA Eligible Training Programs                              
Continuing Education:        
​Dawson Technical Institute                  
3901 S State St, Chicago, IL 60609                       
To find out if you qualify for WIOA funding to assist you with tuition, books, and expenses for your WIOA approved program, please contact one of the few Chicago American Job Center/Agency listed below for WIOA orientation and information:           

Mid-South:                                 4314 S. Cottage Grove         (773) 538-5627                        
Westside:                                 605 S. Albany                  (773) 722-3885                       
Near-West:                                 1700 W. 18th Street          (312) 994-8300                        
Southwest at Daley College:         7500 S. Pulaski, Bldg. 100 (773) 884-7000                       
North Side at Truman College: 1145 W. Wilson Ave            (773) 334-4747                      
To find your nearest workforce center, click here:           
Eligibility and suitability for funding is determined at the American Job Centers.                         

Program Financial Aid Information                               
If program is financial aid eligable, you must 1st apply for financial aid by completing the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at and include our school code (001654). If you are determined WIOA eligible, please email me for an appointment to complete your Training Provider Exploration Form along with your SAR (Student Aid Report).  Exploration Forms will not be completed without your financial aid information.    



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(773) 602-5290
6343 S. Halsted St.
President Suite – Enrollment Management /W-222B
Chicago , IL 60621
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For Appointments, call or send an email to Gloria White:

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm (Dawson Tech) Wednesday: 9am - 5 pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 1pm


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