Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 lays the groundwork for a national workforce preparation and employment system, which is designed to

"consolidate, coordinate, and improve employment, training, literacy, and vocational rehabilitation programs in the United States…"

How do I get started?

McHenry County Workforce Network is the local administrator of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which serves eligible workers who need assistance with employment and training options. (Eligibility refers to federal grant regulations regarding economic status, barriers to employment and dislocation information.) For information about how to apply, go to Download an application and follow all directions included with the application process. (You must meet the criteria set forth by WIA.) A Workforce Network eligibility counselor will contact you.

A Workforce Network training counselor will work with you to select the most appropriate training program for you. Your Workforce Network training counselor will give you a new customer worksheet. Please contact the WIA Liaison at MCC, Nancy Bollman, at (815) 455-8598 to make a brief appointment once you have received your new customer worksheet.

How can MCC help me?

Nancy will assist you with the MCC application process (if necessary), and provide information about placement tests, transcript requirements, orientations, and financial aid. She will also direct you to make an appointment with an academic advisor who will complete an education action plan.

After registering for class, schedule an appointment with your MCWN case manager. You will receive a voucher, which needs to be brought to the Registration Office. The voucher is the document which authorizes payment for your classes.

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