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.

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 swft@parkland.edu. 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. 


Healthcare

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:

June 16, 8am-10am (Wednesday), Room U140

June 26, 10am- 12pm (Saturday), Room U140

July 7, 6pm-8pm (Wednesday), Room U140

July 13, 9am-11am (Tuesday), Room U140

July 24, 10am-12pm (Saturday), Room U140

July 28, 10am-12pm (Wednesday), Room U140


Transportation/Distribution

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:

June 16, 8am-10am (Wednesday), Room U140

June 26, 10am- 12pm (Saturday), Room U140

July 7, 6pm-8pm (Wednesday), Room U140

July 13, 9am-11am (Tuesday), Room U140

July 24, 10am-12pm (Saturday), Room U140

July 28, 10am-12pm (Wednesday), Room U140


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:

June 16, 8am-10am (Wednesday), Room U140

June 26, 10am- 12pm (Saturday), Room U140

July 7, 6pm-8pm (Wednesday), Room U140

July 13, 9am-11am (Tuesday), Room U140

July 24, 10am-12pm (Saturday), Room U140

July 28, 10am-12pm (Wednesday), Room U140

 

Construction/Manufacturing

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.

  • Please choose one of the following Information Sessions:

July 15 -or- July 22

Room A175 

8-9:30 AM 

Presenter: Lekevie Johnson

  • If you would prefer to schedule a virtual information session, please email swft@parkland.edu to request one. 

 

Questions?

We are happy to answer your questions or provide more information. Since we are working remotely, we are not in the office for walk-ins. Please e-mail us at swft@parkland.edu.