Below you will find an online library of published resources about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), including papers added weekly on policy implications and real-world solutions for a 21st-century workforce. Search by keyword or scroll through recent additions.
Illinois is a leader in aligning economic and workforce development with education initiatives through sector-based approaches that engage businesses in work-based learning opportunities for jobseekers. These achievements focus on training individuals in industry-recognized credentials and certifications that pay living wage jobs and reflect the partnership Commerce has with employers in tailoring programs that meet the need for skilled workers. The 2020 Illinois Workforce Development Annual Report (which is Federal Program Year 2019 and state Fiscal Year 2020 – FPY’19/SFY’2020), demonstrates this by highlighting our successes over the last year.
FPY' 2019/SFY' 2020 Annual Statewide Performance Report Narrative (PDF)