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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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  • Manicurists clean, shape, and polish clients’ nails.
  • Child care workers supervise, care for, and teach children in day-care programs.
  • Nanotechnologists study how to move atoms and molecules. Their goal is to create new materials and products.
  • Actors portray characters in front of live audiences, cameras, or both.
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    Gas and oil plant operators control the refining process for crude oil or natural gas.
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    Natural sciences managers plan and direct the work of natural scientists.
  • Naturopathic physicians are primary care doctors. They treat patients using natural remedies and practices. They are also called naturopaths.
  • Computer systems administrators design, install, and support an organization's computer system.
  • New accounts clerks interview people who want to open bank accounts.
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    News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.
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    News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.
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    News reporters write and report news stories for newspaper, radio, or television.
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    Writers use words to express thoughts and interpret information.
  • Security guards provide protection to their employers. They protect property from illegal entry, vandalism, theft, and fire.
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    Quality control inspectors examine products to make sure they meet standards.
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    Writers use words to express thoughts and interpret information.
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    Nuclear engineers design and operate nuclear power plants. They also conduct research on nuclear energy.
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    Nuclear medicine technologists give patients radioactive drugs or radiation treatments.
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    Science technicians conduct tests and experiments to assist scientists.
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    Numerical control machine operators set up and tend computerized machine tools. These machines are programmed to cut and shape parts made of metal or plastic.
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    Numerical control tool programmers write programs that control machine tools.
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    Nurse anesthetists administer anesthesia to patients before surgery. They care for and monitor patients during and after the surgical procedure.
  • Nurse practitioners serve as primary and specialty care providers. They treat and care for patients with a broad range of health issues. They often specialize in a treatment area or in working with certain patients.
  • Farmers and farm managers raise crops and livestock for market.
  • Child care workers supervise, care for, and teach children in day-care programs.
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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.
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    Nursery workers grow, transplant, and care for plants and trees for sale.
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    Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, or have disabilities.
  • Registered nurses care for patients who are ill or injured.
  • Nursing assistants give personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. They work under the direction of nurses and doctors.
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    Health services administrators plan and direct the delivery of health care.
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    Dietitians plan diets for patients and educate people about eating healthy foods. Some dietitians supervise food preparation and service.

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