Workforce Development Partnerships
Business Services at the Illinois workNet Center Include:
On-the-Job Training (OJT) Wage Reimbursement
to Employers through WIOA for the Costs of
Training and Onboarding Newly Hired Employees
on Specialized Skills
Coordination of Training Funds for Eligible Community
Members to Reskill or Upskill to Find Employment in
High Demand Area Industries
Pre-Employment Assessment for Math and Reading
Dislocated Employee Services for Employers to Comply
with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification
(WARN) Requirements During Periods of Layoffs
Free Advertising of Open Positions
Cresswood Shredding Machinery in Cortland
hired a student under an On-The-Job-Training
Contract (OJT) as a Maintenance Technician and
was reimbursed for half of the student's wages for
six months. Cresswood encouraged the student to
further their education at Kish in Industrial Electricity.
Under the Learn and Earn model, the student
worked full-time days and took evening courses.
He completed OJT training and continued
advancing his skills for growth in the company.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
offers services for businesses at the Illinois workNet Center.
College Leaders Participate on Boards and are Members of:
Greater Rochelle Economic Development
DeKalb County Economic Development
Enterprise Zones in DeKalb and Ogle Counties
Chambers of Commerce in DeKalb, Genoa,
Rochelle and Sycamore
Partnerships with Local Economic Development Organizations
Kishwaukee College faculty, staff and administrators
are active participants in the local communities,
offering expertise, collaboration, and partnerships
to continue moving the area forward.