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2017 Apprenticeship Plus YOUTH Program

February 6, 2017 - The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announces the release of a competitive grant opportunity to support the Governor’s Cabinet on Children and Youth Apprenticeship Plus initiative in Illinois. This funding opportunity is limited to youth apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships for youth between the ages of 16-24 within three regions of the state. Learn more...

2017 Apprenticeship Plus ADULT Program

January 31, 2017 - The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, in conjunction with the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB) Apprenticeship Committee, has released a grant opportunity to expand existing Registered Apprenticeship programs and create new Registered Apprenticeship programs or create and expand pre-apprenticeship programs that are directly linked to a Registered Apprenticeship program. Learn more...

Demand Occupations Search

February 8, 2017 - The demand occupations search has been updated. We have improved the search functionality as well as the results view. Labor Market Information is available for the careers. You can see the specific LMI data for the demand regions. Get started exploring in demand occupations near you! Start searching...

Illinois WIOA Unified State Plan

August 31, 2016 - In June, 2016 USDOL and DOE approved the Illinois WIOA Unified State Plan on the condition that certain items be addressed by Sept. 1, 2016.  The Illinois response was jointly developed by the WIOA core partners that make up the Governor’s WIOA Interagency Work Group and made available for public comment.  The response was approved by the IWIB Executive Committee and submitted to DOL/DOE on August 31, 2016. Learn more...

New Header and Menu for Illinois workNet

August 3, 2016 - The workNet team has re-designed the header of the website to allow for more consistent navigation across devices (computers and mobile devices). These updates lay the groundwork for a more modern web design and tools. Learn more...

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