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The Workforce Connection Elevate Program

The Workforce Connection provides opportunities for  young people to access programs to complete their education, receive training, connect to a job and build a foundation for future employment success.

Services for Young Adults Ages 16 – 24

Programs for youth who have dropped out of school (ages 16 to 24) emphasize the importance of youth returning to school or obtaining a GED as a basic step on their road to success. Programs provide basic skills, GED instruction, tutoring, counseling, mentoring, career exploration, work experience (WEX) employment opportunities and job placement assistance. The programs also provide follow-up mentoring for at least one year after the youth exit the program.    

Services for Youth Ages 14 – 21

The goal of all programs for in-school youth ages 14-21 is to help the youth become successful in school, enabling them to graduate and continue their education/training and/or gain employment. In addition to tutoring youth in school subjects and counseling/mentoring the youth, all in-school programs provide career awareness and work readiness activities.

If you live in Boone or Winnebago Counties, call 779-256-2608 extension 1 for more information.   
If you live in Stephenson County, call 815-599-1408 extension 136 or visit their Facebook page for more information

Click here for more about Elevate.

For more information, contact YouthBuild Rockford
email phone- 815-963-6236.


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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.