Several Organizations With a Common Goal
Located in Lisle, IL, the workNet DuPage Career Center is home to several organizations working in partnership toward the same goals:
- helping people get back to work, and
- maintaining a skilled workforce for DuPage County.
The Partner Organizations
DuPage County Workforce Development Division (WDD) is funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and provides an extensive range of services to both job seekers and employers. Job seeker services include scholarships for job training programs, job search workshops, career counseling, a job search resource center, and more. Employer services include workforce training grants, a resume database, free job posting, assistance for workers being laid off, and more.
DuPage Workforce Board is a business-led policy and decision-making body. Workforce Boards were created under a 1998 federal law called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) with a mandate to create a workforce development system that meets the needs of employers for qualified workers and by expanding employment opportunities for residents. The DuPage Workforce Board has become a key player in the economic growth and competitiveness of our local area and the region.
Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is your direct link to Illinois employment services: job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, employment and training programs, career and labor market information, payroll tax filing, and more.
College of DuPage (COD) College of DuPage is the second largest provider of undergraduate education in the state of Illinois, after University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, College of DuPage offers 71 Associate in Applied Science degrees in 41 different career and technical education subject areas; 160 certificates in 46 different career and technical education subject areas.
An advisor can provide guidance for those wishing to take classes at College of DuPage, or those interested in ESL or High School Equivalency classes.
Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) helps Illinois families achieve self-sufficiency, independence, and health to the maximum extent possible. DHS improves the quality of life for thousands of Illinois families through services such as community health and prevention programs, assistance for people with mental illness, financial support and family services for low-income.
Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services (DHS/DRS) is the state’s lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities.
Community Assistance Program (CAPs) is a not-for-profit employment agency that provides employment training and job placement services. CAPs has proven successful techniques in working with prospective employees to address the workforce needs of business through strategic hiring.
National Able (WDD) is funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and provides an extensive range of services to both job seekers and employers. Job seeker services include scholarships for job training programs, job search workshops, career counseling, a job search resource center, and more. Employer services include workforce training grants, a resume database, free job posting, assistance for workers being laid off, and more.
Choose DuPage partners with the 39 member communities in DuPage County to build a world-class regional economic development corporation. Choose DuPage is dedicated to advancing DuPage County as a premiere global business location by attracting new businesses and retaining those already here.
Parents Alliance Employment Project is an organization devoted to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities through individualized employment services. Through PAEP, residents of DuPage County 18 years of age or older who have a documented disability can receive an array of supported employment services including career counseling, job training/preparation, job development/placement, and job coaching/support services.
Training, Connecting, and Developing the Workforce of DuPage County.