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.
Application Eligibility and Contacts
To become eligible for this grant opportunity, applicants must complete the WEI grant
application and Pathway to Success Contract and complete an interview with a member
of our team.
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
Denise Redick, M.A. Outreach Coordinator - email@example.com (708) 586-7832
Brian Stanley, M.P.A., M.A. Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org (708) 584-0755
LeLonna Goodson, M.Ed. Retention Advisor - email@example.com, (708) 607-2116
Tiffany Brewer, Ph.D Dean of Equity and Inclusion - firstname.lastname@example.org, Google Voice: 708-202-9462
- Auto Lube Technician
- CMA (Clinical Medical Assistant)
- Dialysis Technician
- EKG/ Cardiovascular Technician
- Medical Billing and Coding (3 classes)
- Pharmacy Technician
- Real Estate (2 part classes)
*Please inquire about the availability of funds.
- Advanced Technician Firefighter
- Basic Firefighter I
- Basic Firefighter II
- CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)
- Dental Hygiene
- Firefighter/ EMT Certification
- Google IT
- HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning)
- Nursing (A.A.)*
- Surgical Technology
Credit Courses must be completed by June 2022
In an effort to identify needs and resources, students receiving WEI grant funds are
expected to speak with the Retention Advisor.
We are expecting you to find employment and/ or enhance your career and plan to follow
up with you within 6 months of the successful completion of your program.