South Suburban College
South Suburban College

Job Training Department Programs

Eligibility Requirements

You must participate in several of the listed required activities in order to determine suitability to receive training funds. Required Activities to participate in the programs below include:

  • Resume Writing
  • Financial Aid Application
  • Interest Testing
  • Employment Skills Assessment
  • Labor Market Information
  • Job Search Activities


Tuition Free "Rebound" Program

South Suburban College announces a program that will provide an opportunity for individuals who have been laid off as a result of the struggling economy to improve their situations. The SSC Board of Trustees granted the administration permission to implement a tuition-free program for residents of College District 510 who have become unemployed. Qualified Rebound Students do not pay tuition costs or fees, only their books. An individual may choose from eighteen (18) different programs available.

Need more information? Rebound Program

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Programs
For residents of the West and South Suburbs of Cook County and funded through Cook County Works. The goal of all WIA programs is to train and/or re-train to obtain and retain employment. Programs include tuition assistance, support services, career exploration, and job development, based upon eligibility and suitability. A one year commitment after job placement is required for all WIA Programs.
Adult Program (ages 22+) Program
The State of Illinois policy, under the Workforce Investment Act’s priority service provisions, allocates the majority of adult funds for recipients of public assistance and other low-income persons lacking job specific skills.
Dislocated Worker (ages 18+) Program

For those individuals that are:

  • Unlikely to return to prior industry or occupation
  • Laid off or terminated due to plant closure and/or substantial layoff
  • Formerly self-employed but now unemployed
  • A displaced homemaker.

A one year commitment after job placement is required.

Youth (ages 17-21) Program

A year round program providing all above mentioned services including:

  • Internships
  • On-the-job training for individuals with barriers to employment
  • Basic Academic Skills Deficiency

Participants of the program are paid an hourly wage through the Job Training Department. A one year commitment after job placement is required.

Cook County Works

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 708 / 596-2000 Ext. 2530
FAX: 708 / 210-5784

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