WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT (WIA)

KANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LIVINGSTON WORKFORCE SERVICES

741 W. Washington, Suite 2
Pontiac, IL 61764
TEL: (815) 842-6535
FAX: (815) 842-1379

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

SERVICES

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a federally funded program administered on the local level. In Livingston and Kankakee Counties, Kankakee Community College is the contractor. Funding is provided by the Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board through the County Board Chairpersons. The partnership is committed to its mission “. . . to provide leadership in developing a workforce able to satisfy community needs.” Programs offered are:

VOCATIONAL CLASSROOM TRAINING (VCT)
WIA assists participants who enroll in vocational training courses that prepare them for entry-level positions in a variety of areas. WIA can help with tuition and book costs. Training is available at area Community Colleges and with providers who have met state guidelines.

JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE (JS)
WIA offers assistance in job search, resume development, interviewing skills, job leads, and referrals. Computers are available for Internet job search.

AREA SERVED

Livingston County residents and individuals who were displaced from Livingston County employers are served in the Pontiac Office.

REFERRAL PROCESS

Referrals are made to Job Service, Court Services, Human Services, schools, township supervisors and other local social service agencies.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to participate in WIA programs a person must be:

1. A U.S. citizen and a legal resident of Livingston County or an individual displaced from a Livingston County employer and

2. Registered for the Selective Service, as applicable, and

3. A single person and / or member of a family with earnings at or below the income level set by the federal government.

4. If a person does not meet income guidelines, he or she may still qualify for WIA under a particular exception characteristic.

5. A person who may not meet income guidelines may be eligible as a dislocated worker.

FEE SCHEDULE

WIA offers specialized services to eligible participants.

STAFF / TITLE

Allyson Eckhoff Office Coordinator

Linda Moore Career Specialist