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Providing Opportunities for Young People to Build a Foundation for Future Workforce Success

Services for Young Adults Out-of-School (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 In-School (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 and counseling/mentoring the youth, all in-school programs provide career awareness and work readiness activities.

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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