CHICAGO FEDERATION OF LABOR WORKFORCE
This grant is available to any individual 18 and older, residing in Cook County, Illinois (metro Chicago area) who is not currently enrolled in school and who is interested in entering the advanced manufacturing industry. This includes engineering and related occupations. Preference is given to underrepresented populations in the industry who are unemployed or underemployed.
Grants are available to cover tuition/training costs, supplies, books, transportation and more to eligible individuals. Career counseling and guidance are also provided. Must also be authorized to work in the US and have high school diploma/GED. Graduating high school seniors can apply. Funds can be used to cover Associates degrees, trade program, apprenticeship, on the job training, or any shorter term training programs that result in nationally recognized credentials.