Workforce Equity Initiative

The Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) is a state of Illinois sponsored grant that focuses on growing our area's workforce by providing participants with a credential and a living wage. It addresses high-demand careers, targeting the unemployed, underemployed and African American adults from 11 designated communities within the Triton College district. Residents of Bellwood, Broadview, Elmwood Park, Forest Park, Hillside, Maywood, Melrose Park, Oak Park, River Grove, Rosemont and Stone Park can apply.

The end goal is securing participants a full-time career.

For additional information, please contact us at 708-456-0300, Ext. 3016 or email at wei@triton.edu.


Information Sessions

Please plan to join us at one of our information sessions and learn about the WEI Program and how to apply. We will be giving a program overview, explain the program requirements, eligibility and answer your questions. Please click here to register.

Information Sessions dates:

  • Friday, January 15 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 19 @ 6:00 p.m.

Information Sessions are being held via Zoom.

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Programs

Automotive CVT Brake & Suspension

Bookkeeping

Contact Tracing

Dental Assistant

EKG Technician

Emergency Medical Systems (EMS)

Medical Billing and Coding

Patient Care Technician (PCT)

Pesticide Applicator

Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomy

Sterile Processing Technician

Windows Programming Advanced

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WEI Application

Thank you for your time and interest in applying for the Workforce Equity Grant. Please block about 15 minutes of your time to complete the application. Once received you will be contacted by a member of the Grants' team to discuss next steps. Please plan to join us at one of our information sessions to gain valuable grant information.

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FAFSA Information

Please click on the FAFSA link only after you have been instructed to do so by a WEI representative. There will be assistance available for those who require it when completing.

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Contact Information

Lee M. Jackson, EdD
Executive Director
Office:
D-223
Phone: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3016

Rachel Feldhaus
Completion & Transition Specialist
Office:
D-221
Phone: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3033

Milly Gardasevic
Completion & Transition Specialist
Office:
D-222
Phone: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3064

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