Support for workforce training

Support for Workforce Training (SWFT)

SWFT provides funding for short-term (1 year or less) training that leads you to employment in in-demand fields with life-supporting wages. Besides tuition and fee waivers to take your classes, you may also receive assistance in the form of a stipend. A high school credential is not required to be a part of the program.

Stay Up-to-date about SWFT

Click here to be added to our regular communications and updates about SWFT programs and information sessions.

Interested? Now what? 

  1. Review the available programs and program schedule (click here)
  2. Determine the career area that interest you the most
  3. Sign-up for an information session 
  4. Receive an e-mail from Parkland College with information session details--check your junk and spam folders regularly


Information sessions will:

  • Provide an overview of the programs available
  • Share the steps needed to apply for SWFT funding in each training program
  • Give you a better idea of what to expect in the training program and career opportunities after completion 

Sign-up below to register for an information session of your choice. Advanced registration is required. 

If you are unable to attend the information session or would prefer to attend an on-line session, please contact our office at Please note, limited seating is available for in-person sessions and will follow IDPH guidelines. Social distancing protocols will be complied with and masks will be required during information sessions. 


Begin a career in the healthcare field and become Certified Nursing Assistant or a Sterile Processing Technician or learn Medical Billing & Coding.

  • Sign up for one of the following information sessions:



Ever wonder how products are shipped all over the world? Curious what it takes to join an essential industry as a class A CDL truck driver or skilled forklift operator? Take this opportunity to learn about the different programs and where these careers can take you.

  • Sign up for one of the following information sessions:


Business/IT Services

Here is your chance to explore in-demand skills to work in an office setting with the Office Assistant program or to explore the world of technology in Google IT and CompTIA A+. Let us help you find your path with flexible programs that offer online options.

  • Sign up for one of the following information sessions, choose one:




If you have an interest in hands-on careers, like to work with your hands, and are not afraid of hard work, sign up to find out more about the General Construction program.

  • Sign up for one of the following information sessions, choose one:

September 18, 10am-12pm (Saturday), Room D107



We are happy to answer your questions or provide more information.  Please e-mail us at