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 Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Tonja Girten

Harold Washington College is a Certified Training Provider for the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Workforce Innovation 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 deter mined eligible in order to receive WIOA funds. Harold Washington 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.  



Accounting Clerk - Basic Certificate​​      

Banking-Basic Certificate      

C.P.A. Preparation-Advanced Certificate      

Human Resources-Basic Certificate      

Paralegal-Associate Degree​      


Find out if you qualify for WIOA 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          

You must apply for aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. If you are WIOA 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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30 E. Lake Street
11th Floor
Chicago , IL 60601
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For appointments send an email to Tonja Girten at

Appointments are scheduled Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 9:30-4pm.