Explore Career Pathways

Learn More About the Most In-Demand Careers in Our Region

Explore Regionally In-Demand Careers

Not sure what field you want to go into or where many of our opportunities are in? The Workforce Connection Board is your region’s workforce development resource. In conjunction with our data and data provided from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, we have identified six different industries that – historically, currently, and going forward – will need talent the most in our region (Boone, Stephenson and Winnebago counties). Click the title to learn more.


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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. To view additional information related to the U.S. Department of Labor funding of this program, please visit www.theworkforceconnection.org/USDOLstatement

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