National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2017
9, 2017 - Mark your calendars for November 13 - 19, 2017 to celebrate
the third annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). You can find events
statewide, tools to explore
apprenticeships, and more on the Illinois workNet website. Learn more...
Manufacturing Month 2017
2, 2017 - Each year, Illinois celebrates the contributions the
manufacturing industry has brought to our state by recognizing October
as Manufacturing Month. You can find events statewide, tools to explore
manufacturing careers, and more on the Illinois workNet website. Learn more...
Demand Occupations Search
8, 2017 - The demand occupations search has been updated. We have
improved the search functionality as well as the results view. Labor
Market Information is available for the careers. You can see the
specific LMI data for the demand regions. Get started exploring in
demand occupations near you! Start searching...
2017 Apprenticeship Plus YOUTH Program
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
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...
Illinois WIOA Unified State Plan
August 31, 2016 - In
June, 2016 USDOL and DOE approved the Illinois WIOA Unified State Plan
on the condition that certain items be addressed by Sept. 1, 2016. The
Illinois response was jointly developed by the WIOA core partners that
make up the Governor’s WIOA Interagency Work Group and made available
for public comment. The response was approved by the IWIB Executive
Committee and submitted to DOL/DOE on August 31, 2016. Learn more...
New Header and Menu for Illinois workNet
3, 2016 - The workNet team has re-designed the header of the website to
allow for more consistent navigation across devices (computers and
mobile devices). These updates lay the groundwork for a more modern web
design and tools. Learn more...
WIOA Youth Career Pathways - Notice of Funding Opportunity
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...
State of Illinois Response to USDOL/DOE WIOA Unified State Plan Approval Letter Available for Public Comment
18, 2016 - The United States Departments of Labor and Education
notified the Governor and the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB)
the WIOA Unified State Plan was conditionally approved pending the
receipt of technical corrections and specific additional content. The
State of Illinois response is posted on WIOA Works and public comment
will be accepted via email until 5 PM on August 19, 2016. Learn more...
WIOA Performance - Public Comment
July 20, 2016 - The Illinois Department of Commerce, Office of Employment and Training is requesting public comment on the WIOA Illinois PY 2016 and PY 2017 State Proposed Target Levels of Performance. Learn more...
20, 2016 - WIOA Performance Goals are customer based and data driven.
WIOA aligns the performance indicators for core programs, and adds new
ones related to services to employers and postsecondary credential
attainment. Our state’s performance goals must reflect economic
conditions and participant characteristics. Learn more...
RFA Release: WIOA Youth Career Pathways
April 1, 2016 - 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
March 30, 2016 - 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...