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.
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For more information, contact Candace Silas, program navigator, at email@example.com.
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.