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Opportunity for Lake Land College students to qualify for financial assistance

Posted on July 9, 2018

Lake Land College students who are enrolled this fall in a Workforce Ready program may be eligible to receive financial assistance if their program is approved through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act.

Students are encouraged to visit with a representative at the Lake Land College Kluthe Center on Thursday, July 19 or Tuesday, July 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to see if they qualify. The financial assistance may include tuition, uniforms, tools, transportation, child care and more. This assistance would be in addition to any federal funding a student may already be receiving or any other financial aid.

Workforce Ready programs are those that prepare a student for an immediate career upon graduation such as associate in applied science degrees or certificates. Examples include nursing, physical therapist assistant and welding. The major must be approved by WIOA as an Occupational Skills Training program. Representatives from C.E.F.S., a non-profit community agency designed to help people reach their potential, will be available to talk with each student for a private, brief meeting.

Lake Land students who are unable to attend this day can contact the Effingham C.E.F.S. offices at 217-342-4382 (extensions 226, 227 or 228). Or contact the Mattoon C.E.F.S. office by calling 217-235-2222 (extensions 8212, 8213 or 8282). Students must be registered for the fall semester at Lake Land College to receive benefits before the semester begins on August 20.  Students who register after the semester begins will have to wait until the next semester to receive any benefits.

A Lake Land College academic counselor will also be on hand at the Kluthe Center during this same time to advise potential students who would like to register for fall. Students can also meet with representatives from the Perkins program, TRiO Student Support Services, and the Work & Learn Program to see if they qualify for financial support or free services from these programs.

Additional questions can be directed to Karen Kull, director of the Kluthe Center, at 217-540-3500.

The Lake Land College Kluthe Center is located at 1204 Network Centre Drive in Effingham.

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