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

Information Sessions

If you are interested in receiving Grant & Program Information please reach out directly via email at


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Automotive CVT Brake & Suspension


Contact Tracing

Dental Assistant

EKG Technician

Emergency Medical Systems (EMS)

Medical Billing and Coding

Patient Care Technician (PCT)

Pesticide Applicator

Pharmacy Technician


Sterile Processing Technician

Windows Programming Advanced

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Workforce Equity Initiative Program Update

The following certificate programs are currently in progress. If you apply to these certificate programs, you will be waitlisted. We will contact you if a program seat becomes available.

  • Bookkeeping
  • Automotive Commercial Vehicle Technology (CVT)
  • Emergency Medical Systems (EMS)
  • Patient Care Technician (PCT)
  • Pesticide Applicator
  • Sterile Processing Technician (SPT)
  • Windows Advanced Certificate

The following programs are currently at capacity. If you apply to these certificate programs, you will be waitlisted. We will contact you if a spot becomes available.

  • Contact Tracing
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist

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
Phone: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3016

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

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

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