Apply for Assistance
Career Link serves central Illinois residents in Fulton, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford counties.
Career Services and Tuition Assistance are available to eligible individuals. You may be eligible if you:
- Have had a fairly low income over the past six months; or
- Have lost a job within the past four years due to business closure, lack of work, or honorable military discharge; or
- Have depended on the income of a spouse and lost access to the income in the past four years.
Career Services and Tuition Assistance are provided to individuals that best meet the eligibility criteria established by the federal Department of Labor, as determined by professional Career Planners. No tuition assistance or other benefits can be provided without prior approval.
Before you apply below, please read the "Complaint Procedures", "General Policies for Assistance", "Applicant Checklist" and "Approved Training Programs" forms at CareerLink16.com/Forms. The "Applicant Checklist" explains the information that is required to complete a Career Link application. Applications cannot be partially completed and saved to complete at another time.
Work one-on-one with a trained Career Planner on your job search. Services include Career Planning, Interview Skills Training, Job Search Assistance, Mock Interviews and Resume and Cover Letter Design Assistance. Our staff will work with you from resume creation and the interview process, to negotiating the salary and accepting your new job!
Eligible individuals may receive Tuition Assistance to train for careers in high-growth occupations. Tuition Assistance can pay up to $22,000 for up to two years of training at a local community college, private school or university. Additional Supportive Services may also be available as needed. Due to budget cuts, at this time potential funding is limited to only Youth (ages 16-24). Please contact your local Career Link office for more information.