(305 ILCS 5/9-5) (from Ch. 23, par. 9-5)
Sec. 9-5. Educational programs; vocational training and retraining. The Illinois Department, the County Departments, and local governmental units shall cooperate with all public or private education and vocational training or retraining agencies or facilities operating within this State, or making their services available to residents of this State, to the end that there may be developed all necessary education and vocational training or retraining services and facilities required to improve the skills of persons receiving aid under Articles III, V, and VI for whom jobs are not immediately available, or which will provide education, training, and experience for persons who lack the skills required for employment opportunities as are or may become available. The education, training, or retraining services and facilities shall assure that persons receiving this assistance who are subject to participation shall become enrolled in, and attend, programs that will lead to graduation from high school or the equivalent when the Illinois Department determines these programs will be beneficial to the person in obtaining employment.
Participants in any educational or vocational training program shall be provided with an extra allowance towards the costs of their participation.
(Source: P.A. 92-111, eff. 1-1-02.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015