Gain the skills you need to start or advance your career

Kishwaukee College, Elgin Community College and Waubonsee Community College have partnered with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment to offer job skills training services through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The collaboration between the colleges and Kane County allows each institution to share resources and connect WIOA-eligible job seekers to credentialed training programs.

FREE tuition!

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Unemployed adults and underemployed workers in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties can qualify for access to funding to cover training expenses for in-demand careers.

Additional Support Includes:

  • Transportation assistance
  • Cost of professional certification
  • Program supplies and books
  • Uniforms/Equipment

WIOA Program Interest

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To get started, please fill out the following form:

WIOA Career Training

Waubonsee Offerings

To see if you qualify for free tuition for any of the these programs, please submit your interest form today! 

Basic Nurse Assisting
11 weeks | In-person

Supply Chain
14 weeks | In-person

16 weeks | In-person

Welding D1.1 GMAW Certification

Course begins March 22! Submit your contact form today to find out if you qualify for free tuition.

Course description: This 8-week program prepares individuals for an entry-level career in Welding by covering the basics of a D1.1 weld, which is a professional benchmark that anyone planning to enter the welding industry needs to meet. At the conclusion of the course, students will be tested against the American Welding Society's code for the Certified Welder (CW) designation. This designation lets potential employees know that the certificate holder has been properly trained and has the work experience to become a qualified and capable member of their welding staff.

Through both lecture and hands-on instruction, this program provides instruction in shop tools, fundamental metal inert gas (MIG) welding in 1G, machine capabilities, proper machine setup, weld discontinuities, weld repair, safety/PPE.

Waubonsee has partnered with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment to offer this course FREE OF CHARGE to qualified applicants. If you are interested in taking this course, and to see if you qualify for free tuition, please fill out the program interest form at the top of this page.

Partner Offerings

Elgin Community College

  • Automotive Electrical Specialist
  • Brake and Suspension Specialist
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • CompTIA A+
  • Pharmacy Tech

Kishwaukee College

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Pharmacy Tech

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Serving Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties is an integrated workforce system that serves as a one-stop shop for job seekers and employers.

Partnership Goals

Help job seekers overcome barriers to gain access to in-demand career opportunities

Provide accelerated access to industry-credentialed training to improve the regional workforce

Assist job seekers in finding the career pathway that best suits their skills

Funding is through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA,) as authorized by the local Workforce Development Board that services Kane, Kendall and DeKalb County, and is available to individuals meeting eligibility requirements. Equal Opportunity program. Auxiliary aides and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For more information visit,