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Illinois workNet® Online Courses
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Additional Professional Development On-line Training Resources


LWIB video iconLWIB Workforce Development System Orientation videos are designed for Local Workforce Investment Board members or others who are interested in having an understanding of the workforce system in Illinois. Presented in three videos, the role of Local Workforce Investment Boards and the federal legislation that funds related programs is outlined. Also included is a glossary of frequently used workforce development terminology.



Archived Illinois workNet Webinars

Illinois workNet Partner Training (February 5, 2013)
An overview of site administration tools (Site Management, User Management, and Quarterly Reports) is provided for Illinois workNet Partners. Staff worked with webinar participants to ensure they can access the account tools for their location(s).

Webinar Materials: PowerPoint (PDF Link opens in a new window)



More Than a Self-Directed Job Search (March 27 and 28, 2012)
Participants will learn about Illinois workNet resources and tools that directly relate to Gregg Newton's value-added suggestions in his recent webinar series Streamlining WIA. Participants will also learn about new and upcoming online training opportunities that cover social media, online assessments and tools that are available through Illinois workNet.

Webinar Materials: PowerPoint (PDF Link opens in a new window)




Assessment Options Webinar (November 16, 2011)
This webinar covers work readiness assessments available through Illinois workNet; tools you can use to view the results online; tools communicate with customers online; and how you automatically get customers from IWDS and the ability to automatically update IWDS.

Webinar Materials: Webinar PPT (PDF) Link opens in a new window; Customer Group Flyer for Illinois workNet Partners (PDF) Link opens in a new window; Work Readiness Program Guide (PDF) Link opens in a new window; Illinois workNet General Flyer with Light Bulbs (PDF) Link opens in a new window



Work Readiness Tools for IWDS Customers, July 27 and August 18-19, 2011
With the recent sync between IWDS and Illinois workNet®, case managers have even more tools at their fingertips. If you have access to IWDS with a user role of Case Manager Supervisor, Local System Administrator, OTH Case Manager, TAA Case Manager, or WIA Case Manager, you will automatically have direct access to your customers' Illinois workNet work readiness tools and results.

Attend this webinar to learn about free work readiness tools including: Work readiness resources; Employability Online Activities; Assessment tools. Learn how to do the following online: View assessment results; Provide next steps for skill enhancement; View activity responses; Send messages to customers (send notices of upcoming deadlines, events, opportunities, follow-up)
Webinar Materials July 27: PowerPoint (PDF Link opens in a new window), Case Manager Workflow Handout (PDF Link opens in a new window)
Webinar Materials August 18-19: PowerPoint (PDF Link opens in a new window), Case Manager Workflow Handout (PDF Link opens in a new window)



Certified Illinois workNet® Advisor Online Course Re-launch Webinar: August 4 and 5, 2011

Watch this webinar to learn more about the updates and see a live demonstration of the course. You will find that the Certified Illinois workNet Advisor (CIWA) course is now:

Modular, Shorter in length, Scenario based, Interactive

These updates will enhance your experience using the tools and resources on Illinois workNet!
Webinar Materials: PowerPoint (PDF Link opens in a new window




Portal Redesign Webinar: June 21 & 23, 2011
Learn about the new upcoming tools and features on Illinois workNet. Overview included brief tutorials of each tool, and alternative options for resources that will no longer be available on the portal as of July 1, 2011.
Webinar Materials: Powerpoint (PDF)



DCEO WIA Policy Search on Illinois workNet Webinar: June 7, 2011
Effective Immediately: DCEO Policies are all available on Illinois workNet. IllinoisworkNet.com replaces the current DCEO website as the sole source for all policy pages. This webinar covers the new public facing search interface allowing interested parties to easily find, read, and print policies. Interested parties can subscribe to policy and receive automated update notices. Illinois workNet professionals and others with a need to refer to DCEO policy should review this webinar to learn more about this change.
Webinar Materials: Webinar Summary (HTML Link opens in a new window).



Illinois Disability Benefits Estimator Webinar:  May 23 & 27, 2011
This webinar announced the availability of a new tool to assist individuals with disabilitiies and workforce professionals in determining benefits scenarios.  The tool supports adding income and examining what benefits change.  It also indicates lesser known programs for which they may be eligible based on the calculations.  The presentation demonstrated the tool but also discussed the goals for building the tool and how it connects individuals with questions to WIPA coordinators to start a discussion.
Webinar Materials: Presentation slides in note format (PDF Link opens in a new window) and webinar summary (HTML Link opens in a new window).



Job Search Tools Webinar - The Resume as a Marketing Tool: May 11 and 12, 2011
This webinar provided guidance to the workforce professional on: Formatting a Targeted Professional Resume that Gets Results; Using Metrics and Quantifying Achievements; Dealing with Challenging Circumstances; Finding the Right Keywords; Proofreading and File Conversion; and Joining and Leveraging LinkedIn.
Webinar Materials: Best Practices for the 2011 Job Market Powerpoint (PDF)

Job Search Tools Webinar - Resume Writing Basics: April 25 & 26, 2011
This webinar provided guidance to the workforce professional on creating and updating a resume; guidance on using Workforce professional resources was also provided to attendees.
Webinar Materials: Powerpoint (PDF), Resumes that Work as Hard as You Do! (PDF), and Webinar Summary (PDF) Link opens in a new window



Labor Market Trends Webinar with our industry expert Jeremy Mahan from Manpower April 22, 2011
This webinar focused on national and local labor market predictions for the upcoming quarter.
Webinar Materials: ManPower Human Age PowerPoint (PDF Link opens in a new window) and ManPower Employment Outlook Survey Q2/2011 (PDF External link opens in a new window).



Utilizing Volunteers Webinar February 1 and 3, 2011
The Service Learning Model used by LWIA 8 not only assists case managers with high volume case loads, but also placed 75% of their volunteers in job. Learn how to utilize the volunteers in your workforce centers to screen candidates, facilitate workshops, and place them in jobs.
Webinar Materials: PowerPoint (PDF Link opens in a new window)



OJT January 21 and 24, 2011
Illinois workNet® collaborated with Greg Newton of Newton Associates to provide workforce professionals with a state wide On-the-Job Training Webinar. The webinar agenda included:
Session 1: Connecting Job Seekers With OJT Opportunities
Session 2: Marketing OJT and OJT Candidates to Employers
Webinar Materials: Session 1-PowerPoint (PDF), Link opens in a new windowSession 2-PowerPoint (PDF) Link opens in a new window), OJT Quick Facts (PDF), Link opens in a new windowFirst Meet Success (PDF Link opens in a new window), Five Tips Employer MrkMats (PDF Link opens in a new window) OJT Benefits (PDF Link opens in a new window), Talent Portfolio (PDF Link opens in a new window)



Social Media: How to Manage Your Social Media Image May 20th and May 21st 2010
Step-by-step guide to help manage multiple profiles, pre-schedule posts, and measure your success.
Series Overview –Tell us what you’ve learned.

Webinar Materials: PowerPoint (PDF) Link opens in a new window and HootSuite Guide (PDF) Link opens in a new window



Social Media: Alternative Resources on Twitter April 21 & 23, 2010
The More Than Tweeting is the fourth of the social media series and will focus on using twitter as a resource for finding and posting jobs. The webinar will include:
  • Step-by-step guild to help individuals and employers connect;
  • Information and resources on other third-party social media tools; and
  • Overview of the products and tools available to help you manage your social media image.

Webinar Materials: PowerPoint (PDF) External link opens in a new window and  Personal Branding Tool Kit (PDF) External link opens in a new window



Incumbent Worker Tracking System (IWTS) Grantee Training Webinar (April 20th, 21st & 23rd 2010)

Illinois workNet is hosting training webinars on the Incumbent Worker Tracking System (IWTS). The Illinois workNet portal will be used to track and report all incumbent worker training activities for DCEO issued grant funds. This includes ARRA Sector-based Initiatives and formula funds used by Local Workforce Investment Areas/Local Workforce Investment Boards. All incumbent worker projects begun on or after December 16, 2009 must be entered into IWTS.
All incumbent worker training grantees are required to participate with this webinar as they are responsible for submitting training project plans, tracking worker participation, and reporting.
The purpose of this Webinar was to: 1)Review how to access the Illinois workNet IWTS page, 2) Learn how to submit a training project plan, and 3) Review how to submit quarterly reports. Training is required to access the tracking system.



Social Media Tools Webinar (March 18th & 19th, 2010) is the third of the series and will include information and resources to help organizations use social media tools effectively to include step-by-step instruction on: How to get started—User guides, tips, and demonstrations for starting Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts. Webinar Materials: PowerPoint (PDF) Link opens in a new window , Webinar Summary, LinkedIn Guide (PDF) Link opens in a new window, Twitter Guide (PDF) Link opens in a new window, and Facebook Guide (PDF) Link opens in a new window



The Basics of Social Media Webinar (February 18 & 19, 2010) is the second of the series includes step-by-step instruction on: Creating a Program Image, Making Connections & Return on Engagement (ROI).
Webinar Materials: PowerPoint (PDF)Link opens in a new window, Webinar Summary , and Social Media Guide - February Session (PDF)Link opens in a new window



Creating a Social Media Strategy Webinar (January 28 & 29, 2010) is the foundational component to the social media series. The objective of the webinar is to have participants walk away with answers to some of the core questions needed to successfully engage in social media.The webinar activities will follow the Social Media Guide and provide a format for participants to begin answering some of the core questions.
Webinar Materials: , Webinar Summary, and Social Media Guide - January Session (PDF) Link opens in a new window 

Archived Illinois Presentation Materials for Conferences and In Person Events

Assessments and Resources to Develop College and Career Ready Individuals
(Connections Conference March 14, 2012)
Illinois workNet Work Readiness Program offers assessments, activities, and resources to help educators and career counselors prepare individuals to be college and career ready. The program includes national and Illinois assessments, plus skill enhancement resource that are available directly through the Illinois workNet portal at no cost to Illinois workNet partners. See how others use these tools and learn how you can get started today!
Handouts: PowerPoint (PDF Link opens in a new window), Workplace Skills Wheel Flyer (PDF Link opens in a new window), General Flyer (PDF Link opens in a new window), Workforce Partner Flyer (PDF Link opens in a new window)

ACTE Convention in St. Louis MO November 18, 2011
Illinois workNet work readiness programs uses a locally customized implementation plan that incorporates use the use of a series of assessments across their continuum of services to ensure work ready individuals. National assessments and skill enhancement resource are made available directly through the Illinois workNet portal at no cost to Illinois workNet partners. This program is used in conjunction with local skill enhancement resources. Through the use of technology the process is streamlined to provide communication tools to work with individuals and collect feedback from employers to ensure local programs are meeting local employer needs.
Handouts: PowerPoint (PPT Link opens in a new window), Assessment Implementation Guide (MSWord Link opens in a new window), Work Readiness Program Guide (PDF Link opens in a new window), Workplace Skills Wheel Flyer (PDF Link opens in a new window), General Flyer (PDF Link opens in a new window)

Tools for Reaching Employment Goals June 22, 2011
This presentation includes a brief background; an overview of resources on the individuals pathway; information on using customer groups with customers/students; and upcoming enhancements.
Target Audience: Youth Academic Providers
Handouts: PowerPoint (PDF Link opens in a new window), Process Flow (PDFLink opens in a new window), Demand Jobs Postcard Handout (PDF Link opens in a new window)

Youth Work Readiness Assessments and Activities (Connections Conference St. Charles, IL March 10, 2010)
Abstract: Learn about free Illinois workNet step-by-step activities and assessments developed to help students make good career choices, find training and education information, locate job openings, prepare a resume, prepare for an interview, and learn about workplace skills that can help them keep their job.
Target audience: Guidance Counselors, Secondary Teachers, and Postsecondary Instructors
Handouts: PowerPoint Link opens in a new window, PowerPoint(PDF) Link opens in a new window, Summer Youth Employment Activities, CIWA Fact Sheet(PDF) Link opens in a new window, Disability Fact Sheet(PDF) Link opens in a new window, Key Sector Fact Sheet(PDF) Link opens in a new window, Illinois workNet Fact Sheet(PDF) Link opens in a new window.

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