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ILLINOIS STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 77: Willis Highlights Tuition-Free Programs at Triton College

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By Press release submission | Nov 18, 2019

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Illinois State House District 77 issued the following announcement on Nov. 13

Fighting to provide better educational opportunities for local students, state Rep.

Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, is highlighting tuition-free programs that students can apply to for at Triton

College.

“Triton College is a gem in our area, and it is my hope that more students will take advantage of their new program that will help them build their future careers,” Willis said. “The programs that students will select from can help them land a high-wage job, which is something that Illinois desperately needs.”

Willis is highlighting the Workforce Equity Initiative grant, which is a partnership of the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), community colleges across the state and is led by Illinois Central College (ICC) in order to increase workforce skills and boost the economy’s minority populations who are underrepresented in fields where employers report a shortage of skilled workers. Triton College is offering certificate programs to local residents who live nearby to apply for an available field.

“Our state needs to have a larger and more diverse workforce with people participating in skilled labor positions that will help build a stronger Illinois,” Willis said. “I strongly encourage residents in the area to look into and apply for this available program.”

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