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Students enrolled in any AAS or Certificate Program at Parkland may be eligible for assistance from Perkins Support Services. Let us know what you need. From semester book loans to referrals to college and community services, we are dedicated to help you succeed with your educational goals.


You May Be Eligible To Take Advantage Of Perkins Programming If:

You are enrolled in an AAS Degree or Certificate
meet one of the following criteria:

Displaced Homemaker

An individual who has worked primarily in the home without pay to care for a home and family, and for that reason have little to no marketable skills AND has been dependent on the income of another family member but are no longer supported by that income


A parent whose youngest dependent child will become ineligible to receive assistance under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et.seq.) not later than two years after the date on which the parent applies for assistance under such title  AND are unemployed or underemployed and experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.

Limited English Proficiency

A secondary student, adult, or out of school youth who has limited ability in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding of the English language, AND whose native language is a language other than English.


An individual who lives in a family or community environment in which a language other than English is the dominant language.

Receiving Reasonable Accomodations

Receiving reasonable accommodations from Accessibility Services at Parkland, and can perform the essential functions of the employment position that such individual holds or desires.

From an Economically Disadvantaged Family

From an Economically Disadvantaged Family (including fosterchildren). Eligible or receiving PELL. See Financial Aid to see if you meet thecriteria for PELL.

Single Parent

A student who is unmarried or legally separated from a spouse AND has a minor child or children for which the parent has either custody or joint custody or is pregnant.

Preparing for a Nontraditional Field

Pursuing a nontraditional field for their gender, that is, when one gender comprises less than 25% of all individuals employed in that occupation or filed of work.


  • Career Services: Career assessment, exploration, resume development, job location and interviewing skills
  • Academic Advising: Semester course selection, program of study planning, future learning goal setting, academic support resource assistance

  • Equipment loan program (as determined by faculty), information available in M120.
  • Tutors for English 111 and career courses (if need is determine by faculty).

  • English language development guidance and support, and special programming for students wanting to enter Health Professions.
  • Referrals to WIOA 



  • Career and Technical Open House
  • Summer Camps
  • Student Co-Curricular Activities
  • Spring Trade-Up
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA Title I services through the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) are designed to help eligible veterans, adult low income, adult basic skills deficient, dislocated workers, and youth regain employment through a variety of services.Services are broken down to 2 categories:Career Services and Training Service.

  • Career Services
  • Training Services

Through the WIOA program, eligible individuals may receive financial assistance to help cover tuition, textbooks, uniforms, supplies, physicals/immunizations, as well as licensure and/or certification fees, and supportive services (transportation and child care assistance for example). WIOA participants also receive career counseling, assessment testing and job search assistance or on-the-job training through a career planner.

There are three ways to be eligible for the program:

  • Low Income Adult
  • Dislocated Worker
  • Youth: (Out-of-School Youth ages 16-24) or (In-School Youth ages 14-21)