Welcome to the Workforce Center of Will County. The Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) provides an array of services and connects customers to work-related training and education. Job seekers are provided with high-quality career services education and training, and supportive services, including education and training for their current workforce.

 

Services Offered at WCWC

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Academic Advisor-

An academic advisor is available to answer your questions about classes and programs offered at Joliet Junior College.


Adult Ed/GED/H.S Completion-

High School Equivalency (GED) class covers Math, Science, English, Reading, Writing, and Social Studies in preparation for the HSE test.


Apprenticeships-

ApprenticeshipUSA provides assistance for candidates interested in trade and non-trade opportunities.


Career Scholarships-

Scholarships help cover the costs of tuition, fees, books, uniforms/tools necessary to train for occupations that are in demand in Will County.


Career Café-

A bi-monthly networking event designed to connect people who are looking for work. Share job leads, learn job search techniques and hear from guest speakers who share their hiring expertise.


Career Plan-

Meet with a Certified Professional Career Coach or Global Career Development Facilitator to develop a career plan and/or answer questions about careers and advanced training.


Connect to Your Future-

Connect to Your Future program assists 17-24 yr. olds with finding employment, academic tutoring, employment readiness skills, earning their GED, occupational training, financial assistance and career guidance to train for growth occupations.


Event/Workshop Calendar-

Calendar that shows all monthly events/workshops days and times that are held at the center.


Hire the Future Program-

Designed to facilitate the transition of young adults, between 16-24 years of age, into adulthood and into the workplace. Provides youth with employment assistance, job readiness and career development services.


Job Boards-

Illinois Joblink.com provides access to search a variety of jobs across the state. Jobs4people.org lists openings from businesses looking for qualified candidates.


Job Fairs-

The Workforce Center of Will County hosts weekly job fairs. Job seekers may talk with multiple businesses during the job fair about a variety of positions.


Job Search Workshops-

WCWC offers monthly workshops for job seekers. All events are held at Workforce Center of Will County and are offered at no cost to Will County residents. Visit our monthly event calendar to find workshop dates and times. The following is a list of our workshops:

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Alison.com Orientation-

Learn how Alison, offering over 1,000 free online courses for individual learners, can help you obtain a certificate or diploma in over 300 categories. Orientation includes an overview of courses and categories, how to set up an Alison account and how to obtain a certification.


Illinois Job Link Workshop-

This IJL Workshop will cover how to complete your registration on Illinois JobLink by creating/uploading a résumé and tips on how to get the most views from employers. Learn how to search for jobs on Illinois JobLink and how to complete your work search record.


Job Readiness Workshop-

Want tips on how to get employed using current job search techniques? This workshop gives you an overview of resources for job seekers including networking, completing applications, résumés, interviewing and Illinois JobLink.


LinkedIn Lab-

Hands-on lab to learn about LinkedIn features and best practices for success finding your next job. Set up a basic LinkedIn account in advance or receive assistance to help you set up an account for your job search.


Making the Most of a Job Fair-

Learn tips on how to prepare for a job fair and making a good first impression.


Master Your Job Search Workshop-

A review of basic job search techniques, including networking and how to use the internet to conduct your job search.


Microsoft Excel Workshop-

Learn the basics of Excel and how to navigate its many features.


Microsoft PowerPoint-

Learn the basics to advance your Microsoft skills and create a professional presentation.


Microsoft Word-

Learn how to use Word to create a professional looking résumé and cover letter.


Networking Workshop-

Learn the process of how relationships and contacts can assist you with your job search. Includes how to use social media to network effectively.


RES(Re-employment) Workshop-

Workshop that discusses different methods of job search, networking and other important topics of how to get back to work.


Standout Résumés Workshop-

Learn the basics of creating a competitive résumé and cover letter. Individual résumé reviews are available upon request.


Successful Interviewing Workshop-

Learn how to prepare for a job interview so you will be confident and ready to make a positive impression. Individual, digitally recorded mock interviews are available



Math Review-

A review of basic math skills, which include: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages and integers.


On The Job Training (OJT)

On The Job Training (OJT) is available to Will County job seekers who are interested in expanding their skill set while earning income. OJT is available in a range of industries including Manufacturing, Healthcare, Information Technology and Transportation, Warehousing and Logistics. Learn while you get paid.


Resource Room-

The Resource Room is a staffed computer lab is available for job seekers to use for a variety of job search activities. All computers have résumé development software to create or edit résumés and cover letters as well as keyboarding software to brush up on your keyboarding skills. Computers have internet access for job searches, filing for unemployment benefits and career information. Assistance is available for help with cover letters and employment applications. A Certified Professional Résumé Writer can give assistance with creating and revising résumés. There is a copier and fax machine available for job search activities.


RESP (Re-entry)-

The re-entry Employment Service Program (RESP) serves Illinoisans who are currently, or have in the past been, subject to any stage of the criminal justice process and who require assistance in overcoming barriers to employment resulting from a record of arrest or conviction.


Résumé Gallery-

Upload your resume to allow local employers to review your resume.


Résumé Review-

Certified Professional Résumé Writers are available to review résumés and give feedback.


Unemployment Insurance-

Staff available to answer basic questions about unemployment insurance and certifying for benefits, and to assist you with the unemployment application process.


Veteran’s Services-

Staff member available to assist veterans with employment assistance.