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Work Ready / Career & Technical Education

Financial assistance is available for some Work Ready Programs.

Work Ready Scholarships

Career Link

Find employment opportunities through training and services as well as financial assistance if you have been laid-off. Assistance is available in Peoria, Stark, Marshall, Woodford, Mason, Fulton, McLean, and Tazewell County.

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National Farmworker Jobs Program

 The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) is a program created by Congress in response to the chronic seasonal unemployment and underemployment experienced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs). The program is operated in Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin.

 The National Farmworker Jobs Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.

 Eligibility Requirements:

·         Verifiable farmworker within the past 2 years, 51% of that time worked or wages earned must be from farmwork. (Farmwork: worked in crops, tree farming, nurseries, dairy, fishery, poultry, cotton gins, canneries, fruit and vegetable packing, work with fur-bearing animals, etc.)

·         Legally authorized to work in the United States. (US Citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA, etc.)

·         If male and over 18 years or older, must be registered with the Selective Service.

·         You and/or your family is low income. (receiving public assistance or un/underemployed)

If you think that you may be eligible, please click here to complete the online form 

 Contact information.

Offices are located:

· Champaign Office 1803 Woodfield Drive, Suite A Savoy, IL 61874

· Mt. Vernon Office 6295 East IL Highway 15 Mt. Vernon, IL 62898

· Rock Island Office American Job Center 500 42nd Street, Suite 4, Room 111 Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 738 -7542

Toll Free Number 1 (800) 279 -8667

Payment Plans

Installment payment plans are available for Work Ready programs. You may contact the Business Office at cashier@heartland.edu or at 309-268-8140 with any questions.

Private Student Loans

You can apply for a private student loans through most banks and online lenders. You may contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@heartland.edu or at 309-268-8020 with any questions.

Veterans

Military and Active Duty members may qualify to use education benefits to pay for Work Ready classes. Contact the Coordinator of Veterans Services with any questions at finaid@heartland.edu or at 309-268-8020.

VA benefits are available for this program:

  • Truck Driver Training

Other Resources

  • AmeriCorps
  • Employer Assistance Customized Training: contact Continuing Education at 309-268-8160 

Additional Financial Assistance

You may be eligible for additional types of financial assistance, scholarships or other forms of aid.

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Financial Coaching

If you need help navigating your financial options, please contact a financial coach at successconnections@heartland.edu or 309-268-8055.

Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services is available to anyone who feels they may need emotional support or may have any other concerns. Please contact Heartland's Counseling Center (SCB 2410) at Counseling@heartland.edu or call (309) 268-8419.