Did you know that Kankakee Community College is offering a grant program to help serve unemployed and underemployed individuals? The One Workforce Grant Program, which is designed to assist those in manufacturing-related fields, is currently being utilized by a total of 82 Kankakee Community College students. Covered under the program for eligible students is tuition, textbooks, hand tools, materials, personal protective equipment, and other class fees. The program, which is being offered in partnership with Calumet Area Industrial Commission, allocated more than $181,000 in various fees for students between August 2021 and December 2022.
Those interested in being a part of the grant program must be current KCC students pursuing manufacturing-based certificates or associate’s degrees, including welding, machine tool, electrical technology, manufacturing technology, and industrial maintenance. To learn more about The One Workforce Grant Program, prospective students may submit an information request at skills.kcc.edu or may contact Mark Anderson, KCC director of manufacturing training, at email@example.com.