The Workforce Equity Initiative is an expanded version of LLCC’s Open Door program. The purpose of the Open Door – Workforce Equity Initiative is to train individuals in occupations leading to immediate employment.
The Workforce Equity Initiative, funded through an Illinois Community College Board grant, aims to serve more than 100 low-income students; 75% of whom must be African American. The Workforce Equity Initiative will provide short-term, post-secondary education/training programs designed to help participants gain employment in high-wage and in-demand occupations.
LLCC is currently seeking 20 additional students for its Open Door – Workforce Equity Initiative program.
“Currently, we have openings for 20 individuals to be spread among our Truck Driver Training, Emergency Medical Technician Basic, Central Sterile Service Technician (Medical Equipment Preparer) and Basic Nurse Assistant (CNA) programs,” said Michael Phelon, director of the Open Door program. “Participants will receive free tuition, a stipend, transportation assistance, child care assistance and other supports so they can train for employment in these occupations.”
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The WEI program currently has students training in:
- Basic Nurse Assistant (CNA)
- Central Sterile Service Technician (Medical Equipment Preparer)
- Clinical Medical Assistant
- CNA to Clinical Medical Assistant
- Dental Assistant
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technician
- Emergency Medical Technician Basic
- Pharmacy Tech
- Phlebotomy Technician
- Truck Driver Training
- Auto Tech
The Open Door – Workforce Equity Initiative aims to provide training for more than 100 individuals in these short-term, career training programs. LLCC will waive tuition and fees, and provide a stipend, transportation and child care assistance, along with other support to ensure program participants are successful in completing their training program and securing gainful employment.