Spring 2023 SWFT Application

    Welcome to the SWFT Application Form. This is the first step in the SWFT Application. By completing this form, we will be able to determine if you meet the eligibility requirements for the SWFT Program. If it is determined you are an eligible applicant, you will be invited to complete the last parts of the SWFT application which include:  a Parkland College application; a Financial Aid application; an interview; and the required academic assessments.

    Please note:
    Completing the SWFT Application does not guarantee that you will be accepted to the SWFT program. It is important that you answer all questions to the best of your ability, as you will be asked to provide verification of your answers if you are accepted to the SWFT program.

    If you have questions about the application process you can visit www.parkland.edu/swft or please contact the Support for Workforce Training Office at swft@parkland.edu or 217/353-2150.

    If you are interested in CNA, EMT, and SPT, please complete the SWFT Healthcare Application found here

    SWFT Healthcare Application Form
    Name and Contact Information
    Birthdate
    Birthdate
    Residential Address
    Residential Address
    Are you a Current Parkland Student?
    Are you a Current Parkland Student?
    Is English your first language?
    Is English your first language?
    Race and ethnicity (Select all that apply):
    Race and ethnicity (Select all that apply):
    Gender
    Gender
    Economic Information
    What is your current housing situation?
    What is your current housing situation?
    How many dependents do you have?
    How many dependents do you have?
    If you have school age children, do they receive free/reduced price lunch at school?
    If you have school age children, do they receive free/reduced price lunch at school?
    Are you a SNAP recipient?
    Are you a SNAP recipient?
    Have you ever been convicted of a felony? (Please note that a felony conviction does not exclude you from the SWFT program. SWFT provides training opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals.)
    Have you ever been convicted of a felony? (Please note that a felony conviction does not exclude you from the SWFT program. SWFT provides training opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals.)
    Education Information
    What is your highest level of education?
    What is your highest level of education?
    Employment Information
    Are you eligible to work in the United States?
    Are you eligible to work in the United States?
    What is your current employment status?
    What is your current employment status?
    SWFT Certificate Program Preference
    Please select your program of interest:
    Please select your program of interest:
    What time of day are you available for class? (check all that apply)
    What time of day are you available for class? (check all that apply)
    Which days of the week are you available for class (check all that apply)?
    Which days of the week are you available for class (check all that apply)?
    How did you hear about the SWFT program?
    How did you hear about the SWFT program?
    Essay

    Please submit a 150 word essay for each question below.

    Answer the questions with as much detail and information that you can provide in 150 words.

    Please note: It is recommended that you use a computer to complete this essay so that you can use proper capitalization and punctuation, easily format the questions, and edit your content. It is also recommended that you type your answer in a document and then copy and paste your answer into the text box.


    If you have questions about the essay or need assistance in typing it, please contact the SWFT office at swft@parkland.edu or at 217-373-2150. We are here to help you, please call for any reason at all.

    We have computers you can use in the SWFT + Adult Education Center at Parkland College located in D120. The Center is open Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.

    Essay Question #1:

    Why have you selected this particular training program (the certificate you indicated on this form) and why is it a career goal of yours?

    Essay Question #2:

    How will participating in the SWFT program make a difference in your life?