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The Workforce Connection offers financial assistance to eligible individuals interested in training for high-growth, in-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:

  • Accountants & Auditors
  • Airframe Technician
  • Automotive Service Techs/Mechanics
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting/Auditing Clerks
  • Business Administration
  • CNC Machine Programming
  • Cold Forming
  • Culinary Arts
  • Data Analytics
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Electricians
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Health Information Management
  • Highway Maintenance Workers
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • HVAC Mechanics & Installers
  • Logisticians
  • Marketing Managers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Paralegals & Legal Assistants
  • Phlebotomists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Surgical Technician
  • Teachers – Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary
  • Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor‐Trailer
  • Web Developers
  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers & Brazers


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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 815-395-6638. 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. To view additional information related to the U.S. Department of Labor funding of this program, please visit