Career Pathway Program
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is the agency responsible for administering statewide workforce development activities outlined in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Funding for WIOA comes through the U.S. Department of Labor to eligible applicants. Additionally, DCEO supports the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB), the governing body for WIOA. The responsibility of the IWIB is to assist the Governor in the development and continuous improvement of the workforce system, which includes the creation of strategies that support the use of career pathways. These pathways connect young people with barriers to meaningful education, training, and employment. Read more about this funding opportunity.