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Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

Jacquelyn Johnson

Project Coordinator
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a federally funded program that offers job training and employment services to qualified adults and youth.  The main objective of WIA is to help individuals receive employment training in specific fields that could successfully lead them into the workforce.

Malcolm X College’s WIA  Eligible Training Programs   

Basic Nurse Assistant Nursing
EMT-B EMT/Paramedic
Health Professions Pharmacy Technology
Medical Billing Phlebotomy
Medical Coding Renal Dialysis
Medical Radiologic Tech Respiratory Care
Nephrology/Renal Technology Sterile Processing Clinical
  Surgical Technology

Please note: Qualifying for WIA funds does not determine eligibility for individual programs. Each program has its own entrance requirements.   

Malcolm X College offers training programs, but does not determine if you qualify for WIA training funds. Eligibility and suitability are determined at one of the Chicago Workforce Centers. To find out if you qualify for WIA funding contact one of the Chicago Workforce Centers or a delegate agency for orientation information:   


Garfield:​ 10 S. Kedzie ​ 773.722.3885​
Pilsen: ​ 1700 W. 18th Street  ​ 312.994.8300​
Mid-South:​ 4314 S. Cottage Grove ​ 773.538.5627​
Southwest: ​ 7500 S. Pulaski, Bldg. 100 ​ 773.334.4747​
North Side:​ 4740 N. Sheridan ​ 773.884.7000​

For more information regarding the WIA program in Illinois, log-on to the Illinois Workforce Development System   

Program Financial Aid Information
If program is financial aid eligible, you must apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at If you are WIA eligible, bring in your SAR (Student Aid Report) with your Exploration Form. Exploration Forms, for financial aid eligible programs, will not be completed without financial aid information. ​​




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