Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funding for the Dislocated
Worker Program is authorized by the Northern Illinois
Workforce Investment Board. Services available to eligible individuals
include the following:
Career Counseling -
Participants are assigned a counselor to help them with their
assessment and career planning.
Certificate & AAS Degree
Programs - Specific certificate and degree programs
are periodically approved by the
Workforce Investment Board and are available to WIOA-eligible
Computer Classes -
Short-term basic, intermediate, and advanced computer classes
covering keyboarding, Internet, and various types of software
applications are available.
GED Preparation and Basic
Skills Classes - Four-week classes are available to
individuals needing help to improve their math and reading scores.
Job Search Workshops -
Week-long, half-day workshops covering everything you need to
know about searching for jobs in today's highly competitive job
On-The-Job Training -
The Dislocated Worker Program offers employers incentives to
hire and train dislocated workers.
Resume Service -
Assistance in writing an up-to-date resume is provided to job
Seminars - Generally
held twice each month and covers various subjects of interest
to job seekers.
Speakers Bureau -
Volunteers from local area businesses are available to speak
to groups of dislocated workers, answer questions, and sometimes