Skills & Training

Do You Need Help With Tuition Costs or Need to be Re-Trained? 

The Madison County Employment and Training Department has federal WIOA grant funds for eligible students and prospective students that are interested in vocational training or college and are in need of financial aid.
     We have Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant funds to pay for:
     * Tuition and Fees
     * Uniforms and /or Tools
     * Graduation Costs
     * Other Costs needed to complete training or college

     In addition, we offer:
     * Career Counseling
     * Training Opportunities in High Growth Occupations
     * Job Search Assistance After Graduation

Vocational programs include some short-term programs at Southwestern Illinois College, Lewis and Clark  Community College, Kaskaskia College, and Rend Lake College.

Grants may also be used for other local vocational programs and local vocational training institutions.

Students who qualify for the Pell grant may also be eligible for WIOA grants fund.

WIOA Survey                              * If using Chrome, download pdf and complete, save and attach to email *


What are Soft Skills?  These are defined as skills or qualities that can be classified as a personality trait or habit, the behaviors you display in different situations and interaction with others.

Examples include:  Interpersonal skills, communication skills, problem-solving, teamwork, work ethics, etc.

FAQs WIA Training

What is WIOA?

What are your eligibility requirements?

Do I have to pay back any of the WIOA grant funds?

I think I may be eligible. Where do I go to learn more?

How often do you have orientation?

What steps will I have to go through before I could be approved for financial aid?

What kinds of training opportunities are available?