Training & Workshops

Enhance Your Workshops and Training

​Integrating Illinois workNet into your training programs and workshops:

  • Saves time by using pre-developed materials that you can use including:
    • Interactive tools (i.e., assessments, resume builder, exploration tools, searches, and guides)
    • Printable step-by-step guides and worksheets
    • Articles
    • Videos
    • Related resources
  • Saves money by using no-cost tools including:
    • Resume Builder
    • Assessments

The following are examples of workshops, but you can incorporate these resources in your academic, technical, and work readiness programs too!

Learn more about workshop ideas below. 

Get more details and get started today!  Still have questions? Go to Partner FAQ.

​​Looking for these?

  • Specific Program Information - Use the Partner Program guides.

  • More User Guides and Worksheets - Use Download and Print search.

  • More Customer Videos - Use the main Illinois ​workNet menu to find videos for each topic area. 

  • More Marketing Materials - Use the Marketing page.

  • Accessibility Guidelines - Ensure  your meetings, both in-person and online, are accessible with the Coordinating ADA Compliant Meetings Guidelines (PDF) (Large Print - PDF).

    Orientation


    Explore Career Pathways

    Online resources:

    • Include a brief overview of the resources using the Quick Start Guide and jobPrep App information.
    • Highlight step-by-step guidance such as Employment 101 or other printable user guides.
    • Show a listing of local partner and referral sites via the Service Finder.
    • Use the group invite process to encourage your customers to join your customer group.  As part of the group, you can view their saved assessment results and send out information on deadlines, upcoming events and opportunities.
    • Encourage customers to follow Illinois workNet News and social media to stay up-to-date with new releases and opportunities.  These are available from the very bottom of this page.

    Partner Print Resources:

    • ​Employment 101 - Career Plan Instructor Guide (PPT)
    • Employment 101 - Job Search Plan Instructor Guide (PPT)

    Handouts/Tools for Customers:

    • Employment 101 Flyer (PDF)
    • jobPrep Flyer (PDF)
    • Quick Start Guide (PDF)
    • User Guide for Exploring Career Pathways:  Minimal Work Experience (PDF)
    • User Guide for Exploring Career Pathways:  Work Experience (PDF)

    Basic Computer Skills Workshop


    Digital Literacy Infuse Illinois workNet into the curriculum so that customers learn basic computer skills while using the sites' resources at the same time.

    Computer skills are a just one aspect of Digital Literacy. To be digitally literate means being able to use digital technology, communication tools, or networks to locate, evaluate, use, and create information (http://www.digital​liter​​acy.us/).

    Online Resources:

    Use the Digital Literacy Guide which includes skill information, guidance, videos, and related resources for these topics:
    • Security and Privacy
    • Computer or Mobile Devices
    • Software and Apps
    • Online
    • Networking and Cloud Technologies

    Find the Right Training Workshop


    Find Training Programs

    Online Resources:

    Partner Print Resources:

    • ​Employment 101 - Career Plan Instructor Guide (PPT)

    Handouts/Tools for Customers:

    • Employment 101 Flyer (PDF)
    • jobPrep Flyer (PDF)
    • Quick Start Guide (PDF)
    • Registered Apprenticeship Flyer (PDF)
    • User Guides
      • Finding a Training Program:  Minimal Work Experience (PDF)
      • Finding a Training Program:  Work Experience (PDF)

    Resume Writing Workshop


    Woman preparing for a job fair.

    Online Resources:

    • Job Skill Guide and Digital Literacy Guide to help customers identify the skills they have that are important to employers.
    • Prepare Your Resume resources such as worksheets, sample resumes, Marketing Your Skills articles, videos and online resources. 
    • Resume Builder to create, customize and save resumes.  Plus, use the Skills Assessment area to help identify their skills and how they developed these skills.  This is useful in creating their resume.

    Partner Print Resources:

    • ​Employment 101 - Job Search Plan Instructor Guide (PPT)

    Handouts/Tools for Customers:

    • Employment 101 Flyer (PDF)
    • Resume Checklist (Word)   
    • Personal Information Sheet (PD​​​F)
    • User Guides
      • Preparing to Find a Job:  Minimal Work Experience (PDF)
      • Preparing to Find a Job:  Work Experience (PDF)
      • Resume Builder Guide (PDF)
      • Resume Guide - Chronological (PDF)  
      • Resume Guide - Combination (PDF)
      • Resume Guide - Functional (PDF)

    Job Search Workshop


    Find and apply for jobs.

    Online Resources:

    Partner Print Resources:

    • ​Employment 101 - Job Search Plan Instructor Guide (PPT​)

    Handouts/Tools for Customers:

    • 3 Reasons to Organize Your Job Search (Infographic)
    • Employment 101 Flyer (PDF)
    • Job Search Record Worksheet(PDF)
    • User Guides 
      • Applying for a Job:  Minimal Work Experience (PDF)
      • Applying for a Job:  Work Experience (PDF)
      • Blogging for Job Seekers (PDF)
      • Facebook for Job Seekers (PDF)
      • Google+ for Job Seekers (PDF)
      • Job Club for Job Seekers (PDF)
      • LinkedIn for Job Seekers (PDF)
      • Pinterest for Job Seekers (PDF)
      • Resume Builder Guide (PDF)
      • Twitter for Job Seekers (PDF)
      • YouTube for Job Seekers (PDF)

    Job Interview Workshop


    Prepare for an interview.

    Online Resources:

    Partner Print Resources:

    • ​Employment 101 - Job Search Plan Instructor Guide (PPT)

    Handouts/Tools for Customers:

    • 3 Reasons to Organize Your Job Search (Infographic)
    • 30 Second Elevator Speech Worksheet (P​​​DF)
    • Employment 101 Flyer (PDF)
    • Job Search Record Worksheet (PDF)
    • User Guides
      • Resume Builder Guide (PDF)
      • Job Club for Job Seekers (PDF)