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.
Through a committee and task force structure, IWIB representatives from private/public partner programs offer policy recommendations to strengthen Illinois' workforce system. All policies developed or commented upon include input from partners and the general public.
The IWIB Strategic Planning Framework guides the alignment of the
workforce, education and economic development throughout the State to
ensure better outcomes for businesses and individuals. The efforts that will be
necessary to achieve the objectives and priority activities outlined within the
framework will require a commitment by the IWIB members working alongside our
counterparts at the local level who are members of and support the Local
Workforce Innovation Boards and our partner agencies. The IWIB is proud to
present its strategic planning framework as outlined in the “2020 – 2022 Strategic Plan” (PDF).
The IWIB completed a Workforce Consolidation Feasibility Study required by the Education and Workforce Equity Act (HB2170) on May 1, 2021. Click here to read the report.
This serves as a public notice of the meetings. Logistics and materials can be found with the event.
Executive Order 3 was signed by Governor Pritzker in January 2019 to strengthen the State's commitment to workforce development and job creation. It called for recommendations to improve how we target growth industries and align workforce resources to better serve disenfranchised communities, both rural and urban. With input from the many partners, a draft report was prepared and is being shared for review and comment. The report is structured around 3 goals and 9 strategies described in the executive summary. The main themes are to address the skills gap, strengthen the connection between employers and the talent they need to stay and grow in Illinois, and boost the productivity of businesses throughout the state.