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Workforce Development Training

The COVID-19 pandemic taught us numerous lessons. Among those lessons - expect the unexpected and be prepared to shift when necessary. Many individuals lost jobs or became under-employed, and plenty of students had not yet had the opportunity to enter the workforce we once knew. This left a large segment of the population looking to brush up on interview skills, rewrite resumes, and learn to navigate the new norm of virtual interviews.


The Workforce Development Training Program was created to support those seeking employment, In conjunction with the llinois Department of Human Services, we have provided over 250 participants with the skills needed to be successful in the employment journey. 

Participants receive:

  • job search and application training and assistance

  • resume-writing skills

  • interview skills and preparation

  • other key pre-employment skills​

  • job leads

Job Interview
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  • Be able to pass a drug test

  • Have both a computer and reliable internet access

  • Have basic computer knowledge including but not limited to:

    • Zoom Communications​

    • Internet research skills

    • Word processing program knowledge

  • Be available to participate in the entire 6-week program, 5 days, 9a.m. - 11a.m.

Other benefits to program participants:

  • $300 per week participation stipend to be paid out monthly. 

  • Support Services for those participants deemed necessary or qualified by IDHS Guidelines.

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*Returning Citizens are encouraged to apply

Those who successfully complete the program may obtain jobs in the following sectors:​







Young Business Woman
Security Guard
Construction Site

What have previous participants said?

"It was a very good experience for me and I learned valuable information that will aid in my job search."

"Be ready to prepare for job

interviews to go out and get a job."

"Stick with the program

it works."

State of Illinois restrictions:

*Persons who hold a college degree are NOT eligible for the program.

*Members of the same household may not participate in the same cohort

For information on the next cohort please send an email to with your name, phone number and email address.  

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