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Explore Education and Training Programs

Use one of the search options below to find education and training programs offered by public community colleges and universities, and private colleges and universities to include: technical and vocational schools; trade schools; art and design schools, and more. Choose from either:
  • Option 1 - to search an education or training program by occupational keyword,
  • Option 2 - to search an education or training program by career area, or
  • Option 3 - to search an education or training program by alphabetical listing.

After an education or training program is selected, a menu specific to the education or training program will be displayed on the left under Occupational Training Programs.

Once an education or training program is selected, the education or training program menu may be removed by clicking on the Remove menu link at the bottom of the menu list.

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Look for a Demand OccupationA Demand Occupation is defined as follows.

The hierarchy for qualification is the Regional Demand
(the occupation had a entry wage equal to or greater
than 90% of the Economic Development Region (EDR) negotiated
wage as an average of all LWIA’s in the EDR AND at
least 25 annual average job openings in the EDR);
State Wide (the occupation qualified for at least
5 of the Regional Demands and thus was added to all
ten EDR lists); Career Cluster (the occupation is
listed on at least one of the six career clusters
Illinois has identified as priority [data is available
under the career clusters on the The National
Association of State Directors of Career Technical
Education Consortium website at ]), and Regional
Request (an LWIA received approval of a request to
add an occupation code to its EDR list based on substantiative
data and information supporting a need in the region).
NOTE: Only those occupations with a Source of Regional
Demand or State Wide will be eligible for incentive
bonus award under the Minimum Training Expenditure
policy requirements.

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Now, select one of the following occupations. 

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    Animal caretakers give care to animals at shelters, zoos, kennels, pet shops, stables, aquariums, and research labs.
  • Data entry keyers use computers to enter numbers and information into a database.
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    Preschool and kindergarten teachers help children explore their interests and develop their talents. They help children build self-esteem and learn how to behave with others.
  • Kitchen helpers assist chefs or head cooks with less-skilled tasks in kitchens.

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