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  • 2018

    Employ Older Workers Week 2018

    This week is Employ Older Workers Week! Older workers are an important force that contribute to our workplaces with their wisdom and experiences. In addition to Illinois workNet’s article on how these workers can remain working and engaged, check out the sources below for additional information.

    The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a “community service and work-based training program for older workers.” This website is a great location for individuals 55 and older who are looking to improve their employability skills. By being part of this program, older workers gain access to additional resources, services, and training opportunities. Be sure to check out the WorkforceGPS Resource Library for additional information concerning older workers.

    Another resource to check out is Older Americans Month (OAM). This year’s theme was Engage at Every Age, which “emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.” This month recognizes older adults around the country and encourages them to participate in activities within their communities. The Activity Page on Older Americans Month’s website offers several ideas of how these individuals can share their experiences with one another, younger generations, on social media, and much more.  To read more about this month, check out Older Americans Month’s website and history page, which also includes previous themes.

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  • 2018

    Adult Education Week - 9/24 Monday Event Cancelled

    Do to numerous scheduling conflicts; the ICCB has elected to cancel the Adult Education Program Legislative Tours (Elgin & Wheaton). ICCB plans to reschedule the tour and will communicate a new date once it has been set. 

  • 2018

    Forum for Excellence 2018!

    The 2018 Forum for Excellence will be held at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, IL on September 25-26.

    Pre-conference workshops will take place on September 24 including the Adult Education Administrators' Meeting for Regions III & IV and the Perkins Administrators Cohort Meeting.

    Be sure to check out Illinois workNet’s session on Employment 101 at the forum to learn about how you can reach your employment goals.

    Employment 101 provides a complete set of tools and steps your students will need to get started developing a roadmap to reach their training and employment goals. This session will provide an overview of Employment 101 and the Illinois workNet Customer Support Center that is used to view saved student results and plans.

    Registration information can be found at

  • 2018

    Adult Education Week 2018

    This week is Adult Education Week! 1.2 million adults in Illinois do not have a high school diploma or equivalent recognition. This may prevent them from achieving their education and work-related goals. Adult Education Week seeks to raise awareness about the ongoing need to help adults acquire these essential college and career skills.

    Attend the upcoming Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Adult Education Student Career Fair in Peoria, IL this coming Thursday. For more information on the fair or how to get started on finding the right adult education program to acquire the college and career skills you need, visit the ICCB's website today.

    Check out ICCB's press release on the launch of a new statewide billboard campaign.

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  • 2018

    Advanced Manufacturing Job Fair Fall 2018

    Be sure to register for the Advanced Manufacturing Job Fair this coming Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 1:00pm CDT. If you are seeking out career opportunities in the manufacturing industry, you will not want to miss this event.

    Click here to register for the job fair today.

  • 2018

    Workforce Development Professionals Month 2018

    This month is Workforce Development Professionals Month! Every September the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) seeks to “raise awareness about the importance of our industry to a growing economy.” As workforce development professionals are crucial in their communities, it is important to recognize the work they do. From tips and activities to spreading awareness on social media and much more, visit NAWDP’s website today to learn more about Workforce Development Professionals Month.

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