Partner Announcements

Manufacturing Month

October 2, 2017 - Each year, Illinois celebrates the contributions the manufacturing industry has brought to our state by recognizing October as Manufacturing Month. You can help your customers find events statewide, tools to explore manufacturing careers, and more on the Illinois workNet website. Learn more...

Solar Training Pipeline Program RFP Info Sessions

9/11/2017 - The Chicago Community Trust released a request for proposals for a $3 million solar training pipeline program funded by Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd). An info session for interested Southern Illinois organizations in Carbondale is scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2017. Learn more... An info session for interested Northern Illinois organizations in Rockford is scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2017. Learn more...

RFP - Solar Training Pipeline Program

8/10/2017 - On August 1, The Chicago Community Trust released a request for proposals for a $3 million solar training pipeline program funded by Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd). This is a statewide funding opportunity with applications due by September 30, 2017. Learn more...

2017 Apprenticeship Plus YOUTH Program

February 6, 2017 - The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announces the release of a competitive grant opportunity to support the Governor’s Cabinet on Children and Youth Apprenticeship Plus initiative in Illinois. This funding opportunity is limited to youth apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships for youth between the ages of 16-24 within three regions of the state. Learn more...

2017 Apprenticeship Plus ADULT Program

January 31, 2017 - The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, in conjunction with the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB) Apprenticeship Committee, has released a grant opportunity to expand existing Registered Apprenticeship programs and create new Registered Apprenticeship programs or create and expand pre-apprenticeship programs that are directly linked to a Registered Apprenticeship program. Learn more...

RFA Release: WIOA Youth Career Pathways

4/1/16 - The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, in partnership with the Core WIOA Partners Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Department of Employment Security, and Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services, announces the release of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Career Pathways RFA. Learn more...

Illinois WIOA Unified State Plan Released

3/30/16 - The final version of the Unified State Plan for Illinois has been submitted to the United States Departments of Labor and Education. You can download the entire plan, including attachments and program specific appendices, on WIOA Works. Learn more...

WIOA Policy - Public Comment

3/17/16 - The Department of Commerce, Office of Employment and Training is requesting public comment on the draft WIOA Policy Letter for Eligible Training Providers and Training Programs. Learn more...

WIOA Youth Career Pathways - Notice of Funding Opportunity

November 18, 2016 - The Illinois Workforce Innovation Board Youth Committee announces the release of the 2017 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Career Pathways Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). With an emphasis on the needs of young people who are not in school and not working, coined Opportunity Youth, this funding opportunity is intended to support effective career pathway practices distilled by the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board’s Youth Task Force. Learn more...

New Illinois Talent Pipeline Management RFA

12/9/2015 - The State of Illinois has released the newest RFA for the Illinois Talent Pipeline Management program. The RFA, Application, and all related materials have been posted to Illinois workNet. Learn more...

New and Updated Trade Program Forms

10/1/2015 - New and updated Trade Program forms have been added to Illinois workNet. These updated include forms for Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TAARA 2015) and updates to existing forms. Learn more...

Submit Resources for Illinois workNet

9/15/2015 - Check out the new Submit Resources page for Partners to see how you can contribute online resources or local resources to show up on the Illinois workNet website. Learn more...

Illinois Talent Pipeline Management Grantee Guide

7/29/2015 - The Illinois Talent Pipeline Management guide page is for grantees to access archived webinars, materials, FAQs, and more. Get Started...

Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) Partner Guide

7/20/2015 - The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) partner guide provides outreach materials and instructions for using DEI partner tools to help customers reach their career, training, and employment goals.  Learn more...

Libraries, Volunteers, Schools and Other Organizations Who Help People Achieve Career, Training, and Employment Goals 

7/15/2015 - Illinois workNet has resources and tools that you can use daily with your customers and patrons to help them reach their career, employment and training goals. In addition, download materials that you can use for training with your staff to show them how they can use Illinois workNet with customers and patrons. Learn more...

Summer 2015 Youth Guide Available

6/05/2015 -Illinois workNet has released the youth guide to assist youth with learning how to prepare for a job, applying for a job, being smart with money, and planning for the future. Review and share the online guide or the downloadable PDF version with your customers! Get started...

Previous Illinois workNet Site Has Been Removed

5/11/2015 - You can access your guides and tools through the Partner Programs page or My Dashboard (Partner Tools).

Attention Library Staff and Volunteers

5/08/2015 -Illinois workNet has resources and tools that you can use daily with your patrons to help them reach their career, employment and training goals. In addition, download materials that you can use for training with your staff to show them how they can use Illinois workNet with patrons. Learn more...

Incumbent Worker Tracking System (IWTS) Guide

2/03/2015 - The IWTS guide for grantees who have received ​​formula and other grants for incumbent worker training is now available from this site.  Learn more...

Demand-Driven Information Technology (NEG) CompTIA

1/12/2015 - Visit the partner guide to find out how to work with customers who are interested in pursuing Information Technology career pathways. Learn more...

Partner Information and Guides

12/17/2015 - Access program information and guides that are designed for Illinois workNet ​​workforce partners. This information does not require a login, so feel free to share with  colleagues and other partners. 

Some programs and tools require partners to be given permission before they can access these tools. You can see these tools by logging into your Illinois workNet​ account. In the near future, you will be able to access them by selecting the My Dashboard link in the header.