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 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Aaron Wissmann
Career Services Advisor - Career Planning & Placement, C2C
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 ne​ed to complete in the global economy.

Malcolm X College is a Certified Training Provider for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a law which 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.  Malcolm X College offers training programs, but does not determine if you qualify for WIOA training funds.

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

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

Malcolm X College’s WIOA  Eligible Training Programs     

Basic Nurse Assistant (CNA) Medical Coding​
Community Health Care Worker Nursing, AAS
Dental Hygiene Pharmacy Technology
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) Phlebotomy
EMT/Paramedic Practical Nursing
Health Information Technology Respiratory Care
Health Professions (PCT) Sterile Processing Clinical
Medical Assisting Surgical Technology
Medical Billing Radiography

To find out if you qualify for WIOA funding, contact one of the Chicago Workforce Centers for orientation information:   

Garfield:​ 10 S. Kedzie ​ (773) 722-3885​
Pilsen: ​ 1700 W. 18th Street  ​ (312) 994-8300​
Mid-South:​ 4314 S. Cottage Grove (773) 538-5627​
Mid-South:​ 1515 E. 71st Street (773) 231-5662
Southwest: ​ 7500 S. Pulaski, Bldg. 100 ​ (773) 884-7000
North Side:​ 5060 N. Broadway Ste. 690​ (773) 334-4747

Eligibility and suitability are determined at the Chicago Workforce Centers, 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. ​​​​​​​




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