Do you recognize yourself in any of the following scenarios?
- Laid-off, downsized, or company went out of business, and you need a new job
- Underpaid and/or job searching for a long time with little or no results
- Education or skills don’t match your career interest
- Self-employed for many years and now faced with looking for a new job
- Youth or Adult in need of high school equivalency, education, or training beyond high school
Continue reading to learn more about our scholarship benefits.
Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), our office can aid qualifying individuals with assistance for training toward high growth, in-demand occupations by completing short-term certificates or associate’s degrees to make them more employable.
Scholarships help cover:
- Uniforms and tools (necessary for in-demand careers)
Grundy County In-Demand Occupations:
- Professional/Financial/Information Technology
Learn while you get paid! Work-based Learning (WBL) is available to scholarship recipients who are interested in expanding their skillset while earning income. WBL can be completed while or after ending training. A career planner will connect the student with an employer in their career choice to work for 3-6 months.
Grundy Workforce Services provides career services at no cost to job seekers throughout Grundy County. Our goal is to assist you in every aspect of your job search so that you can find self-sufficient employment. Training scholarships are available to job seekers who meet eligibility requirements.
Access a listing of Grundy County Area job opportunities and apply directly with employers. Employers submit positions daily so check back regularly.
Employers schedule recruiting events at our office throughout the month to connect with job seekers and conduct on-the-spot interviews. Come prepared by dressing professionally and bringing an updated résumé.
Upcoming Recruiting Events:
To be announced
Our Resource Room offers a variety of services for job seekers. Call before visiting to ensure we have staff available to assist you. 815-942-0566
- Free computer usage for job searching or producing resumes and cover letters
- Free printing or copying for job search purposes
- Access to online job boards, job search, and career information websites
- Guidance on completing job applications
- Referrals to community resources.
Job Readiness Workshops
We offer an array of workshops to assist job seekers with job search tools and readiness to explore various careers.
Upcoming In-Person Workshops:
To Be Announced - for immediate assistance call 815-942-0566
Check out our previously recorded online workshops at your convenience!
How Do I Apply?
Complete our training survey.
Complete the eligibility packet.
IMPORTANT! These documents contain important information about your rights, responsibilities, and/or benefits. Call (815) 942-0566 for assistance in understanding and/or the translation of this information into your preferred language at no cost to you.
Gather the necessary supporting documents.
-ID (driver’s license or state ID)
-Proof of residence in Grundy County (driver’s license, voters registration card, or utility bill)
-High school diploma or GED
-Social Security Card
-SNAP card (if applicable)
-Unemployment paperwork (if receiving UI)
-Motor Vehicle Report from the DMV (for CDL programs)
-Proof of name change (if applicable) (marriage certificate/divorce decree)
Call (815) 942-0566 to schedule an intake appointment and learn about your next steps
Funding for the WIOA program is provided by the Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board. Equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment by calling TTY (800) 526-0844 or 711. This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. For more information, please refer to the footer at the bottom of any Illinois Worknet webpage.