Workforce Development

The Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board is part of a national network of organizations involved in workforce preparation and employment.  Board activities and programs are designed to meet both the needs of the communities’ businesses and the needs of job seekers and those who want to further their careers.  The board is comprised of both public and private sector members who work together to fund and support programs targeted at youth, adults, and dislocated workers in a three-county area who are in need of training, career exploration assistance, career counseling, or lay-off assistance.  The board manages and oversees funds granted to Grundy, Livingston, and Kankakee Counties through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act.

Grundy Kankakee Livingston Workforce Investment Board
211 East Madison Street
Room 222
Pontiac, Illinois 61764

GED Scholarship Funds
Resources for Businesses Hiring
Resources for Job Seekers
Scholarship Assistance

July 7, 2016

Livingston Workforce Services

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June 29, 2016

2016 Heartland Annual Update: Employers see success with Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program

Pontiac employers see success with HCC’s Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program.

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January 20, 2016

2014 Heartland Annual Update: GLCEDC partners with Heartland Community College to create Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program

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September 23, 2015

Livingston County’s Global Influence

GLCEDC World Map
September 23, 2015

2016 Heartland Annual Update: Employers see success with Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program (Chinese Edition)

The GLCEDC Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing Program flyer is now available in Chinese.

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August 4, 2015

Unemployment & Labor Force Statistics

Illinois Unemployment Rate by County (PDF)

Monthly Labor Force Statistics for Economic Development Regions (PDF)

January 31, 2015

Travis Williams exhibits what Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program intends

Williams exhibits what GLCEDC class intends
Pontiac Daily Leader
January 31, 2015

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July 14, 2014

GLCEDC and Heartland Community College Deliver Results for Local Manufacturers

glcedc_heartlandGLCEDC and Heartland Community College Deliver Results for Local Manufacturers.

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April 20, 2014

Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program boosts skills of manufacturing workforce

Program boosts skills of manufacturing workforce
Sunday, April 20, 2014
by Lenore Sobota lsobota

PONTIAC – A cooperative effort between the Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council and Heartland Community College is providing a more well-rounded workforce for the area’s manufacturers, say those involved in the project.

The second group participating in the “Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing” training program graduated earlier this month, bringing to 26 the number who have completed the six-week, 100-hour program since it began last May.

Eleven of the 12 students in the first class were employed within one month of graduation and Adam Dontz, the EDC’s chief executive officer is expecting similar results from the second class.

Finding skilled, qualified employees is a key issue with economic development, Dontz said.

Manufacturing is the largest employment sector in Livingston County, with a dozen manufacturers providing about 2,500 jobs in the county, Dontz said.

“What we’ve done is married the business community with the academic community and, through that partnership, we’ve been successful,” he said.

A handful to students already had jobs when they started the program, but Dontz said the training makes them more valuable to the company and allows them to move up…


April 19, 2014

Basic Arc Welding Class Registration

1100 E. Indiana Avenue, Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Thursday and Friday, June 12-13, 2014
Monday through Friday, June 16-20, 2014
Monday through Friday, June 23-27, 2014

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Total Cost $300

For more information or to sign up, call 815-842-2557
Registration deadline Thursday, June 5, 2014