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November 25, 2019

Triton College offers free health care and transportation career education through WIOA program

Prospective students and community members are invited to attend information sessions at Triton College to learn about tuition-free programs that will allow them to earn a commercial driver’s license or pursue a career as a certified phlebotomist.

The free educational opportunities are made possible through the federally funded Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), supporting Triton’s commitment to educate and serve the community. Once accepted and enrolled in the WIOA program all Triton fees, including tuition and books will be covered for qualified students.  

FREE orientation sessions for both programs will be held at 10 a.m. – noon on Nov. 21 and Dec. 19 on Triton’s campus in River Grove.

The 16-week Phlebotomy Technician Program is offered through the Triton College School of Continuing Education Center for Health Care Professional and runs from Feb. 10 through May 4, 2020. Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – noon or 6-9 p.m. Additional information about the program and required courses can be found by visiting  https://www.triton.edu/phlebotomy/.

Students can receive vouchers from Triton College through WIOA to enroll in four-week Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) programs at offsite locations. Programs start at various times throughout the year.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides comprehensive counseling, retraining and career development. There is a priority for eligible low income and welfare recipients and for certain veterans or veteran spouses to receive specific services.  

You may qualify for this program if you:

• Are 18 years of age or older.
• Are a recipient of SNAP, unemployment, or have exhausted unemployment funds within the last five years.
• Have a high school diploma or GED.

To register to attend an orientation or for more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3619, or email Janiceholman@triton.edu. Please write “WIOA Orientation” in subject line.