The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA), formerly the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), is a federally-funded program to help individuals access employment, education, training, and support services in one centrally designated location.

The WIOA Advisor at Prairie State College is a liaison for prospective students to choose PSC as their institution and seek additional funding opportunities for current students. 


Services WIOA programs in District 515 offer to job seekers:

  • Tuition assistance for in-demand WIOA-approved programs
  • Resume building and job search support after completing the training program
  • One-on-one career coaching

Services the WIOA Advisor at PSC provides:

  • Explain the WIOA process to interested students
  • Encourage prospective students to choose Prairie State College
  • Discuss training and credit programs available at the college
  • Provide TARA Exploration Forms needed to obtain a WIOA training voucher

Serve as a liaison between PSC departments and the American Job Center WIOA office on campus

A list of WIOA approved programs can be found here. 

Approved Programs 

Below is a list of WIOA-approved programs offered at Prairie State College.  They are not specifically for WIOA participants. Some programs have specific admission requirements and accept a limited number of students each year.

Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate

Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate

Dental Hygiene A.A.S.*

Dialysis Technician

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

Health Unit Coordinator Certificate

Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

Medical Coding/Billing Specialist Certificate

Medical Central Service Technician Certificate

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Registered Nurse A.A.S.*

* Special Entry Program

CDL Truck Driver Training - Class A - 160 HR

CDL Truck Driver Training - Class A - 196 HR

Certified Production Technician Certificate

CNC Programmer/Operator Certificate

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Certificate

Industrial Electrician A.A.S

Industrial Maintenance Technician Machinist Certificate

Manufacturing Technology Certificate

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS Level 1)

Welder Technician Certificate

Welder Specialist Certificate

Accounting and Business Management A.A.S

Accounting Certificate

Associate Professional Human Resource - aPHR

Automotive Services Technology A.A.S

IT-Cisco Network Associate Certificate

IT-Computer Support Associate Certificate

IT-Computer Electronics Technician Certificate

IT-Game Design and Development Certificate

IT-Information Technology Networking A.A.S.

IT-Network Security Specialist Certificate

IT-Networking Specialist Certificate

IT-Programming Certificate

IT-Web A.A.S

Web Developer Technician Certificate

Web Junior Technician Certificate

Web Master Technician Certificate

Individuals seeking additional information should complete the PSC WIOA Interest Form.

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