WIOA Works Illinois
​WIOA Works Illinois is an online resource to assist business and industry leaders, policymakers, community organizations, and workforce professionals in achieving success under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This site will keep you up-to-date on state policies and programs, highlight local innovation by sharing best practices and success stories, and outline specific policies to ensure a skilled workforce for our state's employers.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) took effect on July 1, 2015, which superseded the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amended the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

WIOA formally adopts many parts of Illinois' progressive workforce development model nationwide, aiming to ensure that our workforce system is job-driven responding to the needs of the employers and preparing workers for jobs available now and in the future.
Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB)
​The Governor-appointed Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB) includes leaders from state, business, industry, labor, education, and community-based organizations to evaluate and meet the workforce needs of Illinois employers and workers.

IWIB is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and modification of the Unified State Plan, convening all relevant programs, required partners, and stakeholders, and providing oversight and strategic leadership for the state workforce development system.

Visit the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board page for information on IWIB, including board members, committees and task forces, annual reports, funding, contacts, and more.


This serves as a public notice of meetings. Access logistics and materials with the event.

IWIB Co-Chairs

The IWIB is currently co-chaired by John Rico, President/CEO of Rico Enterprises, and Kristin A. Richards, Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. View the full IWIB Membership Listing here.


Federal Workforce Resources
​The U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education, and other federal oversight agencies provide guidance, recommendations, and assistance for state WIOA implementation.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

WorkforceGPS LogoWorkforceGPS is an interactive technical assistance platform designed to communicate with and build the public workforce innovation system to develop and implement innovative workforce and economic development approaches in the 21st Century economy.

  • Employment and Training Grants
  • Resource Library
  • Workforce System Strategies
  • Communities, Events, Training, and more

Innovation & Opportunity Network LogoInnovation and Opportunity Network (ION) is a community of practitioners, program staff, partners, planners, industry leaders, and stakeholders that strive for system improvement, capacity building, and excellence in the public workforce system. ION is a national, regional, state, and local alliance that provides technical assistance, information sharing, and training to implement the vision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

U.S. Department of Education

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