Frequently asked questions

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Find answers to the top questions about TechReady Illinois and the programs offered by our academic partners. If you don't find what you're looking for, contact us with your any additional questions.

Who are these programs for?

When it began, TechReady Illinois was an effort to help unemployed as well as furloughed and underutilized Illinoisans gain valuable tech skills to bounce back from these difficult times stronger and more digitally prepared than ever. At this time, any adult in the state of Illinois is welcome to take a program listed on the TechReady Illinois website. Programs are offered across a wide range of experience levels, from those interested in jumpstarting a new career path to those advancing their existing tech career.

How much do the programs cost?

Cost information for each program is provided on the Programs page. Some programs are offered at a discount and/or eligible for WIOA funds. Contact the specific program you are interested in for more information on pricing and contact your local workforce area representative for more information on WIOA funds. 

Will TechReady Illinois lead me to a job?

TechReady Illinois cannot guarantee you a job as a result of completing programs offered through this initiative.

What are the TechReady career development opportunities?

Anyone can take part in career development opportunities through TechReady, including:

  • Webinars and Speaker Events - TechReady will be hosting webinars and speaker events focused on career development and job readiness topics as well as industry and technology areas to help program participants build their networks and prepare for technology roles.
  • Newsletters and Social Media - TechReady sends out monthly newsletters with information on upcoming programs, resources on areas of interest in the tech field, and more. Some of these resources will also be posted on our social media pages. To subscribe to TechReady emails, click the blue “Subscribe” button located at the top right of the TechReady Illinois website and input your information.

What do I do if a program is full?

If you try to register for a program and it is full, please email us at [email protected]. We will respond to let you know of other programs that may be of interest or waitlists that may be available.

Will there be a limit to the number of people who can participate in a program?

Instructor-led programs may have a cap on participation. Self-led online programs have no enrollment limits, and you can enroll at any time.

Can I enroll in multiple programs?

Yes! TechReady does not limit the number of programs in which you can enroll.

What is the time commitment for these programs?

The time commitment varies based on the program. When you explore the programs, click the “View Description” button to see more details about the program length and time commitment per day that is recommended for timely completion of the material.

What other resources are available through the State of Illinois?

The State of Illinois has an entire website full of resources and organizations ready to help unemployed and underemployed workers get training and career support. For more information go to Illinois workNet.

Who should I talk to if I have any additional questions?

Please email [email protected] for more information about programs, to receive help in finding the right next step for you, or any additional questions you may have.

Contact us

We look forward to hearing from you.

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