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 in more than 20 career options—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 so we may notify you with updates as they become available. Currently, the information sessions are full and future dates have not yet been released.


SWFT Training Options by Career Category


Jessie McClusky-Gilbert

SWFT Program Manager

Room X125 | 217/353-2150


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