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 email us at


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

Currently there are a limited number of program seats available for the summer 2021 term for the following programs;

  • Dental Assistant
  • EKG Technician
  • Ophthalmic Technician
  • Patient Care Technician (PCT)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy

All other certificate programs are currently in progress for spring semester. You may still apply however your application will be waitlisted. The Workforce Equity Initiative offices will contact you if a program seat becomes available.

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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

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

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