The 2017 WIOA Summit was an exciting time for workforce and education to come together for collaboration and community. The event was hosted by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Department of Human Services, and other Regional and Local WIOA partners. Illinois workNet had several featured events at the Summit. Below is a summary of those events and links to the information shared at the workshop.
Work Readiness Assessment Tools and the Illinois Essential Employability Skills Self-Assessment
Learn about new assessment tools developed to help your customers make smart, informed career choices. The resources presented in this session will include self-assessments for individuals; guides to exploring skills and interests; training and educational information on employability skills; and tools to build pre-employment skills like preparing a resume, interviewing techniques, searching for jobs, and finding work support services.
Lacey Pollock, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale/Illinois workNet
Casey Anderson, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support
- Work Readiness Assessment Tools and Resources Presentation (PDF)
- Illinois Essential Employability Skills Self-Assessment Presentation (PDF)
- Essential Employability Skills Framework (PDF)
Illinois workNet Customer Support Center = Customer Centered Tools
The Illinois workNet Customer Support Center is a set of tools used by customer-focused teams to guide and engage customers in exploring, planning, and training to help them meet their employment goals. The tools provided include a set of work readiness and support service assessments, career planning tools, a resume builder, and a communication system.
Natasha Telger, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale/Illinois workNet
- Customer Support Center Presentation (PDF)
Outreach Tools at Your Fingertips
Take advantage of the no-cost outreach tools Illinois workNet has to offer! These tools, including the Illinois workNet Service Finder and Event Calendar, are ways to reach new customers and spread the word about services. In addition to the online tools, Illinois workNet provides an array of customizable, printable outreach materials.
Chelsea Jones, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale/ Illinois workNet
- Outreach Tools Presentation (PDF)
If you would like to see all the other sessions from the WIOA Summit and download their presentations, you can find them here.