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The Workforce Connection offers financial assistance to eligible individuals interested in training for demand occupations.   We work with eligible individuals to provide career counseling, training choice guidance, referrals to training programs, and on-going support during training.    

For more information about available training programs and how to enroll, attend one of our information sessions, stop in our Rockford, Freeport or Belvidere offices, call 815-847-7574 or email

Some of the careers where training is available through The Workforce Connection include:

  • Auto body repair
  • Automotive mechanics
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Business
  • CNC
  • Cold Forming
  • Computer-aided drafting
  • Computers and Information Technology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Equipment technology
  • Highway Construction
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Machining
  • Management Studies
  • Manufacturing Assembly
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Nursing
  • Office Professional
  • Paralegal
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technology
  • Truck Driving
  • Web Design
  • Welding

Information on training programs  is available through Illinois WorkNet; click on this link.


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The Workforce Connection– an Illinois WorkNet Center and partner in the American Job Center network. This program is funded by The Workforce Connection, Inc., Il Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the U.S. Department of Labor. The Workforce Connection is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this website may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment by calling TTY (800) 526-0844 or 711. Contact the Equal Opportunity Officer at 815-395-6626. This program is subject to the provisions of the “Jobs for Veteran’s Act” Public Law 107-288, which provides priority of services to veterans and spouses of certain veterans.

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