Students Needed For Free LLCC Workforce Program


Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) is seeking 20 additional students for the Open Door Workforce Equity Initiative program, which provides free career training in highly skilled, in demand occupations.

LLCC is one of 15 community colleges that are part of the $18.7 million Workforce Equity Initiative through the Illinois Community College Board. The purpose of the initiative is to provide minority and low income individuals with short-term career training that will lead to employment locally in less than a year. The program aims to improve workforce equity and address identified workforce gaps in local communities.

“Currently, we have openings for 20 individuals to be spread among our truck driver training, emergency medical technician (EMT), central sterile service technician and nurse assistant (CNA) programs,” said Michael Phelon, director of the Open Door program. “Participants will receive tuition, a stipend, transportation assistance, child care assistance and other supports so they can train for employment in these occupations.”

Applications and further information may be obtained  online at or by contacting Phelon at or Candace Silas, program navigator, at


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