St. Clair County Resources
View lists of resources available in St. Clair County,Illinois including Job Training/High Demand Fields, Computer Classes, Job Skills/Resume Development, Scholarships, Transportation to Employment or Training, and more.
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Housing • Shelter • Food • Legal Aid • Clothing • Education • Counseling • Utility Assistance • Health Care • Transportation • Volunteer Opportunities • Employment Programs • Disaster Response
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My United Way 2-1-1
For assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here
LIHEAP Assistance Program
With the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP), eligible income-qualified households may obtain utility bill assistance through their Local Administering Agencies. You are automatically qualified for LIHEAP assistance if you participate in the SNAP food stamps program, TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or the SSI program through Social Security.
For residents in St Clair county, contact:
St. Clair County Community Action Agency
19 Public Square, Suite 200
Belleville, Illinois 62220-1624
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Access the Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021 here
SWIC’s Illinois Worknet Office provides members of the community assistance with resume and cover letter writing and job search techniques utilizing all the latest tools to further their career development and employment goals.
At the Belleville Campus, the IL Worknet Resource Room is located on the first floor of the Information Sciences Building.
Call 618-222-5183 to schedule an appointment or drop in during open hours.
Monday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Resource Room is closed on all College holidays.
St. Clair County HVAC Programs
Find a Belleville area trade school with HVAC technician certificate classes and associate degree programs. Take a technical college HVAC course and learn to test, install, and repair different types of HVAC systems. Schools have training classes for NATE and EPA certification too.
Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221
HVAC & REFRIGERATION DEGREE AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
In two years or less you will be career ready with the certification program. The Associate in Applied Science degree will allow you to continue your education at select universities while also preparing you to start a career right after graduation. Over the course of the program will learn how to repair and maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems in commercial, residential and industrial settings.
TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
- Aviation Maintenance Technology
- Aviation Management
- Aviation Pilot Training
- Commercial Maintenance Mechanics
- Construction Apprenticeship Training
- Construction Management Technology
- Electrical – Electronic Technology
- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
- Industrial Maintenance Mechanics
- Precision Machining Technology
- Welding Technology