Accessing Free Training and Education
Whether it’s a specific skill to round out your current resume or a full degree program to launch an all-new career, you can pursue it at Waubonsee, locally and at no cost.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act allows certain groups of eligible people, including dislocated/laid off workers, to apply for funding they can use to retrain for in-demand careers. Many of Waubonsee’s credit career programs, along with a few noncredit offerings, serve as training program options.
To get started, contact your local illnoisworknet center to talk through eligibility, training options and application steps. Once things are set with the center, please contact Waubonsee at (630) 466-2356 (voicemails will be returned asap) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the enrollment process at Waubonsee. You will use a WIOA tuition voucher to pay for your courses.
Adult Education Programs (HSE/GED, ELA)
If you don’t yet have a high school diploma, now is a great time to go after it! Participate in our always-free High School Equivalency (HSE) program and prepare to take the GED or another HSE exam. Now is also a great time to work on improving your English language skills through our free English Language Acquisition (ELA) offerings.
For qualifying individuals between 16-24 years old, the Waubonsee Works Program provides free tuition and books for a High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) or a short-term, career-focused certificate at Waubonsee.
If you’re seeking a degree and a career Waubonsee has an exciting opportunity for you!
If hired into the apprenticeship program, you will receive:
- Your Waubonsee Community College tuition paid* (up to $5,000 per year)
- Paid on-the-job training at a competitive wage
- Opportunities for permanent employment after graduation
Currently, there are opportunities in Automotive Technology, Automation Technology (Industrial Maintenance), Mechanical Drafter - Engineer