Office: 1 Smoketree Business Park, Suite A, North Aurora, IL 60542 / Phone: 630-208-1486
About the Workforce Development Board
Job training and employment services in Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties are overseen by the Workforce Development Board. The board, which is appointed by the three County Board Chairmen, assists and advises local elected officials regarding the use of Federal workforce development funds. The business-led Workforce Development Board represents regional employers, labor organizations, higher education, community-based organizations, economic development and workforce system partners. It establishes policies to ensure these services are relevant, flexible, demand driven and customer focused thus contributing to the vitality of the region's economy. Staff support for the Workforce Development Board is provided by a consortium of workforce agencies, including the Workforce Development Division of the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment. If you are interested in serving as a member of the Workforce Development Board, please review our
application packet to learn more about the Board's responsibilities and the requirements of membership.
Workforce Development Local Plan Available for Public Comment
Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the
Workforce Development Board for Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties developed a plan
in 2019 to guide workforce development programming throughout the three-county
area for the next several years. The Board is now accepting public comment on
the drafted plan in accordance with updated planning guidance published by the
IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The plan will be available
February 14th 2020 and can be
accessed here. Questions
or comments may be submitted to Suzanne Markin via email at firstname.lastname@example.org through
Saturday, March 14, 2020.
The Workforce Partners of
Metropolitan Chicago has drafted its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
(WIOA) Four-Year Plan for the Workforce Innovation Areas of the Northeast
Economic Development Region (NEEDR) – Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee,
Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties. This Plan will be
integrated into the State of Illinois Unified Four-Year WIOA Plan to address
local and regional workforce needs. The Plan can be reviewed here,
and comments will be accepted by email to email@example.com
subject: Regional Plan Comments, through Tuesday, March 24, 2020.