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.
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- Training options are currently being updated for the Spring 2021 semester.
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SWFT Program Manager
*A 2019 Illinois Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) grant program