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W.I.A. Programs

The federal Workforce Investment Act (W.I.A.) offers a comprehensive range of workforce development activities through statewide and local organizations.

Who can benefit from W.I.A.?

CLC offers programs that are certified to provide education and training to adults and dislocated workers who have been awarded vouchers under W.I.A., these may include:

  • Job Seekers
  • Laid-off Workers
  • Youth
  • Incumbent Workers
  • New Entrants to the Workforce
  • Veterans
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Employers

W.I.A. Eligibility

To find out if you are eligible for a W.I.A. voucher, follow these steps:

  1. Attend an information session at either the Grayslake or Waukegan Job Center. See the Information Sessions flier on the Lake County Job Center Publications webpage for info session dates.
  2. Meet with a case manager at the Job Center of Lake County to determine your eligibility.
  3. Decide which W.I.A. approved program you would like to pursue.
  4. Contact Counseling Services and meet with a CLC counselor.
    • Please be sure to mention that you are being referred from a Workforce or Job Center for job retraining and hope to use job retraining funds such as WIA or TAA. They will then help you answer any questions and will fill out your student letter of intent form.
  5. Take the completed copy of your student letter of intent form to your case manager.

For more information, or to learn if you qualify, contact the Job Center of Lake County.

The Purpose of W.I.A.

The purpose of these activities is to promote an increase in the employment, job retention, earnings, and occupational skills improvement by participants. This, in turn, improves the quality of the workforce, reduces welfare dependency, and improves the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.

W.I.A. Approved Programs at CLC
Training Program
Program (Total Hours)
Primary Outcome of Program
Administrative Professional AAS
60
Associate Degree
Architectural Technology AAS
65
Associate Degree
Automotive Air Conditioning And Heating Specialist Certificate
14
Certificate of Completion
Automotive Brakes Suspension Specialist Certificate
14
Certificate of Completion
Automotive Collision Repair Certificate
13
Certificate of Completion
Automotive Collision Repair Technician AAS
65
Associate Degree
Automotive Damage Analysis Certificate
14
Certificate of Completion
Automotive Electrical Specialist Certificate
14
Certificate of Completion
Automotive Fuel Systems Specialist Certificate
14
Certificate of Completion
Automotive Oil Change Specialist Certificate
14
Certificate of Completion
Automotive Service Refinishing Technician Certificate
16
Certificate of Completion
Automotive Structural Repair Technician Certificate
21
Certificate of Completion
Automotive Technology - Under Hood Technician AAS
67
Associate Degree
Automotive Technology - Under Hood Technician Certificate
50
Certificate of Completion
Automotive Technology - Under the Car Technician AAS
60
Associate Degree
Automotive Technology - Under the Car Technician Certificate
30
Certificate of Completion
Automotive Transmission Specialist Certificate
14
Certificate of Completion
Automotive Transmission Technician Certificate
35
Certificate of Completion
Business Management - Marketing AAS
60
Associate Degree
Business Management - Marketing Certificate
24
Certificate of Completion
Business Management - Small Business Management Certificate
21
Certificate of Completion
Business Management - Supervision Certificate
24
Certificate of Completion
CAD-Drafting Technology - 3D Parametric Certificate
21
Certificate of Completion
CAD-Drafting Technology - Architectural Certificate
21
Certificate of Completion
CAD-Drafting Technology - AutoCAD Certificate
19
Certificate of Completion
CAD-Drafting Technology - Civil Certificate 24DP
21
Certificate of Completion
CAD-Drafting Technology - Graphics, Animation, Presentation AAS
61
Associate Degree
CAD-Drafting Technology - Mechanical Option
64
Associate Degree
CAD-Drafting Technology - SolidWorks
9
Certificate of Completion
CIT - C++ Programmer Certificate
16
Associate Degree
CIT - Cisco Networking Certificate
12
Certificate of Completion
CIT - Computer Forensics Analyst Certificate
32
Certificate of Completion
CIT - Java Programmer Certificate
15
Associate Degree
CIT - Network Administration and Security AAS
63
Associate Degree
CIT - PC Technician Certificate
15
Certificate of Completion
CIT - Visual Basic Certificate
15
Associate Degree
CIT - Web Programmer Certificate
18
Certificate of Completion
Civil and Environmental Technology AAS
65
Associate Degree
CNC - Computerized Numerical Control AAS
64
License
CNC - Computerized Numerical Control Operations
15
Certificate of Completion
CNC - Computerized Numerical Control Programing Operations
30
Certificate of Completion
Community Service Officer
3
Certificate of Completion
Commercial Refrigeration Technician
14
Certificate of Completion
Computed Tomography
16
Certificate of Completion
Construction Management Technology AAS
63
Associate Degree
Construction Management Technology Certificate
23
Certificate of Completion
Criminal Justice AAS
60
Associate Degree
Criminal Justice Certificate
30
Certificate of Completion
Dental Hygiene AAS
79
License
Digital A/V Production and Editing AAS
63
Associate Degree
Digital Media and Design AAS
66
Associate Degree
Early Childhood Education AAS
62
Associate Degree
Electrical Troubleshooting Technician
14
Certificate of Completion
Electrical/Electronic Maintenance Certificate
31
Certificate of Completion
Fire Science Technology AAS
60
Associate Degree
Gas Metal Arc Welding
18
Certificate of Completion
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
18
Certificate of Completion
Health Information Technology AAS
66
Associate Degree
Horticulture - Arboriculture Certificate
18
Certificate of Completion
Horticulture - Landscape Construction and Maintenance AAS
62
Associate Degree
Horticulture - Landscape Design AAS
62
Associate Degree
Horticulture - Landscape Maintenance Certificate
18
Certificate of Completion
Horticulture - Nature Areas Management AAS
62
Associate Degree
Hospitality and Culinary Management AAS
64
Associate Degree
Hospitality Manager
35
Certificate of Completion
Hospitality Supervisor
18
Certificate of Completion
Human Services Alcohol, Substance Abuse, Addictive Disorder Certificate
31
Certificate of Completion
Human Services ASAAD
68
Associate Degree
Human Services Adult Services
64
Associate Degree
Human Services Certificate
31
Certificate of Completion
Human Services Children and Adolescents
60
Associate Degree
HVAC Light Commercial
33
Certificate of Completion
Lasers, Photonics and Optics Certificate
17
Certificate of Completion
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
4
Certificate of Completion
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3
Certificate of Completion
Library Technical Assistant Program AAS
60
Associate Degree
Library Technical Assistant Program Certificate
32
Certificate of Completion
Machine Tool Trade - Basic Machining Certificate 24MJ
15
Certificate of Completion
Machine Tool Trade Certificate
35
Certificate of Completion
Machine Tool Trade - Tool Mold Maker Certificate 24SR
50
Certificate of Completion
Mechanical Engineering Technology AAS
68
Associate Degree
Medical Assisting Certificate
40
Certificate of Completion
Medical Billing Certificate
20
Certificate of Completion
Medical Imaging AAS
72
Associate Degree
Multimedia Communications Certificate
36
Certificate of Completion
Multimedia Presentations Certificate
14
Certificate of Completion
Network Administration and Security Certificate
63
Associate Degree
Nursing AAS
64
Associate Degree
Nursing - Certified Nurses Assistant Certificate
7
Certificate of Completion
Nursing Current Nurses Update
7
Skill Enhancement
Office Application Specialist
21
Certificate of Completion
Paralegal Studies AAS
63
Associate Degree
Paralegal Studies Certificate
21
Certificate of Completion
Pharmacy Technician V0C68VI Certificate
5
Certificate of Completion
Pharmacy VALH 95
7
Certificate of Completion
Phlebotomy Certificate
6
Certificate of Completion
Project Management Quick Start
2.5
Certificate of Completion
Project Management Series
2.5
Certificate of Completion
Industrial Refrigeration AAS
66
Associate Degree
Real Estate Transactions
3
Certificate of Completion
Residential Air Conditioning Technician
14
Certificate of Completion
Residential Heating Technician
14
Certificate of Completion
Security Officer Basic Training
1.5
Certificate of Completion
Security Officer Firearms Training
1.5
Certificate of Completion
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
21
Certificate of Completion
Surgical Technology Certificate
43
Certificate of Completion
Surveying and Civil Technology Certificate
25
Certificate of Completion
Technical Communication Certificate
30
Certificate of Completion
Truck Driving
10
Certificate of Completion