Free job training and career services offered with workNet DuPage
The workNet DuPage Career Center would like to remind residents of available free job training for laid-off or furloughed workers and individuals facing economic hardship.
Job training programs provide DuPage County residents with the skills they need to land new employment opportunities in high-growth fields.
Eligible individuals can select training programs in information technology, health care, digital marketing, trucking, manufacturing, and other fields to earn industry-recognized credentials at no cost to themselves.
The cost of training is covered by federally funded grants of up to $10,000 per person.
Many programs currently offer remote learning opportunities. Individuals collecting unemployment insurance can continue to do so while attending training.
Participants in workNet DuPage attend professional development programs and attain new certifications within a matter of months or even a few weeks.
It also provides virtual career coaching services to clients pursuing training programs, including one-on-one mock interviews, resume reviews, and group workshops. Additionally, participants have access to supportive services.
workNet DuPage is currently accepting applicants. Interested residents should complete the "Get Started" form on the center's website, worknetdupage.org/job-seekers/get-started/.
Learn more at worknetdupage.org or call (630) 955-2030.
The center continues to hold "From Layoff to Launch," informational webinars for laid-off and furloughed workers, every other Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. To sign up, visit worknetdupage.org/launch/.
workNet DuPage Career Center is funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and serves jobseekers and businesses in DuPage County. Its mission is to ensure that DuPage County businesses have access to a skilled workforce and jobseekers have access to meaningful employment.
As the official workforce development agency for DuPage County, workNet DuPage provides job training and supportive services critical to our community's economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Its goal is to help community members retool and become reemployed as quickly as possible. For more information, visit worknetdupage.org.