Certified Training Providers
Part of the WIA (Workforce Investment Act) federal legislation provides funding for individuals to retrain for a new occupation. If an individual is eligible for WIA retraining money, they are awarded an Individual Training Account (ITA). ITAs can be used only at approved schools for WIA certified programs. Certified Training Providers offer training programs that are currently certified by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Workforce Development System (IWDS).
These training programs are Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) approved. Local Workforce Innovation Boards have identified them as programs that are qualified for WIOA-funded training. One of the requirements for many of these programs is that they lead to high-demand occupations in Illinois. Use the searches below to review options for:
WIOA eligible training programs approved by Local Workforce Innovation Boards,
Training providers offering the WIOA approved training programs, and
Demand occupations identified by Economic Development Region (EDR). Hover over the regions below to locate your region by your county.
- North Central
- North Stateline
- West Central
For more information on what is included in Performance Measures, please refer to the WIOA Policy here.
Illinois workNet Centers throughout Illinois provide WIOA services to individuals who wish to apply for available training programs or obtain other services.
To apply for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Services you will need to contact an Illinois workNet Center. To find a location, search your city or ZIP code on the Illinois workNet Service Finder.