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Waubonsee Receives $45,500 IL DCEO Workforce Training Grant

Waubonsee Community College’s efforts to boost workforce training have received a boost from the state of Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has awarded Waubonsee a grant worth $45,500 through the Illinois Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) to allow the college to reimburse eligible employers for up to half of the cost of worker training.

The grant funds are administered through Waubonsee’s Workforce Development Department, which provides customized training solutions for local businesses.

Under the grant guidelines, money can be disbursed to employers physically located in Illinois who are conducting employee training activities that are directly associated with the employees’ day-to-day work activities, or in response to changing technology or industry processes. Eligible training activities must be approved in advance, and companies must pay Waubonsee before any money can be reimbursed.

Since 2008, Waubonsee has disbursed $191,000 in ETIP grants, in addition to the 2014 disbursements, in support of workforce training.

Local employers interested in employee training should contact Waubonsee’s Workforce Development Department at (630) 906-4152.