Workforce Equity Initiative
The PSC Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) is an educational grant program funded by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB).
The purpose of the WEI grant is to accelerate the time for 60% of African Americans enrolled to enter and succeed in postsecondary education/training that leads to employment in high skilled, high wage, and in-demand occupations. This includes a Pathway to Success Plan for each student that includes advising and wrap-around student support services that address the individual barriers to student success. Furthermore, we include a robust “Finish What You Started” recruitment effort targeting students that were close to degree completion but dropped out within the last two years. Overall, the WEI grant focuses on supporting students’ completion of accelerated certificates and pathway programs in high demand, high skill, and high wage industries.
Click on the Apply Now link above to receive and complete an electronic application. For more questions, please feel free to contact any member of our Workforce Equity Initiative team.
Brian Stanley, M.P.A., M.A. Manager - email@example.com 708-709-3561 (ATOC) / 708-709-3554 (Matteson Area Center) Google Voice: (708) 584-0755 Office A115
Jaime Miller Dean of Enrollment Management Registrar firstname.lastname@example.org (708) 709-3513
Dr. Jermaine G. Morales Sr. Director of TRIO Support Programs - email@example.com (708) 709-7936
Lisa Porter Retention Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org 708-709-3618
Chauna Powell Retention Advisor - email@example.com Office Number: 708-709-3656, Google Voice: 708-232-0724
Denise Redick Outreach Coordinator - Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) Grant firstname.lastname@example.org 708-709-3533 Google Voice: 708-586-7832
Eric Young M.B.A., DE, VA-SAR Career Mentor - email@example.com 708-709-3685
- Automotive Technician
- CMA (Clinical Medical Assistant)
- CNC Machine Operator
- Home Inspection
- Human Resource Management - aPHR Certificate
- Medical Billing and Coding (3 classes)
- Medical Central Service Technician (Sterilization)
- Pharmacy Technician
- Real Estate (2 classes)
- Automotive Technician
- Basic Firefighter I
- Basic Firefighter II
- CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)
- Dental Assistant
- Dental Hygiene
- Firefighter/ EMT Certification
- Google IT
- HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning)
- Nursing (A.A.)
- Surgical Technology
*Credit Courses must be completed by December 31, 2023
In an effort to identify needs and resources, students receiving WEI grant funds are expected to speak with the Retention Advisor monthly by email, phone or on campus visit.
If you receive WEI Grant funding, you are expected to find employment and/ or enhance your career. We will continue to follow up with you 2 to 10 months after the successful completion of your program.
Workforce Equity Initiative Participant Application
(Application 1 of 2)
Pathway to Success Contract
(Application 2 of 2)