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Get motivated to utilize the many programs, services and resources available to you in Illinois’ workforce system! Don’t take our word for it; hear from business owners and job seekers from around the state who benefited from Illinois’ progressive and cutting-edge workforce strategies.

Success Stories are organized around congressional districts and reveal how WIOA Works to achieve both broad success and victory at an intimate, human level.  

“Just take the initiative to learn and really challenge yourself,” encourages Matt Dickerson, featured in the highlighted success story video to the right.  Matt came from a blue collar background with very limited technology experience to work on the development of the Illinois workNet jobPrep app through the i.c. stars program. The app is made possible through a federal WIA-funded project sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and partnerships with Illinois workNet, i.c. stars, and Solstice Mobile.

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