Support For Workforce Training (SWFT)

FREE short-term training for high-skilled, high-wage jobs.

Struggling to earn a living that supports your family or yourself? Make it SWFT!

SWFT* provides short-term (1 year or less) training —tuition-free—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.

Enter your information at the end of the page so we may contact you about upcoming information sessions.  NOTE: Information sessions are not currently schedule, you will be notified once dates are made available.  

Training Options: 

  • Training options are currently being updated for the Spring 2021 semester.

Career Advising

Access information that can help start or reshape your career and provide you with avenues to receive career advising, start by clicking here.

Career Ready

Getting prepared for a career requires you to establish a professional presence, identify career/job opportunities, and network with associates and professionals in your field.  Click here for a page filled with tips, links and other information that you can use to land the career opportunity you are seeking.

 

 

Jessie McClusky

SWFT Program Manager

217/353-2150

swft@parkland.edu

parkland.edu/swft

*A 2019 Illinois Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) grant program

 

 

NEW! English Language and College CAreer REadiness 

Classes will help students prepare for Career and Technical certificate classes, pass college entrance exams, high school equivalency exams (HSE, HiSet, or GED), or acquire career-specific English language fluency (ESL). Questions or to register for classes, contact Parkland College Adult Education and Workforce Development at AdultEducation@parkland.edu.

English Communications bridge classes for intermediate and advanced English-language-learners

Nursing Assistant
Information Session Friday, Feb 28, 9-10 AM, sign up here.
Class schedule: MTWR 8:30 AM-12 PM

Industrial Technology (Welding, Electrical, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Engineering)
Information Session Tuesday, March 3, 6-7 PM, sign up here.
Class schedule: TWR 6-9 PM

Beginning Computers
Information Session Tuesday, Feb 25, 6-7 PM, sign up here.
Class schedule: MTR 7-9 PM

College and Career Readiness (CCR) classes for native English speakers (and fluent non-native)
Health Careers
Information Session Tuesday, Feb 26, 6-7 PM, sign up here.
Class schedule: MTW 5:30-8:30 PM

Industrial Technology (Welding, Electrical, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Engineering)
Information Session Tuesday, Mar 3, 6-7 PM, sign up here.
Class schedule: TR 6-9 PM

Business, Management, and Administration
Information Session Wednesday, Mar 4, 9-10 AM, sign up here.
Class schedule: MTWR 9 AM-12 PM

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