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
815.935.0074
www.livingstonworkforceservices.weebly.com

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


Livingston Workforce Services

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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. Download the information here: DOWNLOAD

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

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Livingston County’s Global Influence

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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. To download the Chinese Edition, CLICK HERE.    要下载中国版,请点击此处

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Unemployment & Labor Force Statistics

Illinois Unemployment Rate by County (PDF) Monthly Labor Force Statistics for Economic Development Regions (PDF)

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Travis Williams exhibits what Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program intends

Williams exhibits what GLCEDC class intends Pontiac Daily Leader January 31, 2015 Download the article: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

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GLCEDC and Heartland Community College Deliver Results for Local Manufacturers

GLCEDC and Heartland Community College Deliver Results for Local Manufacturers. Download this news item here: [DOWNLOAD]        

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Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program boosts skills of manufacturing workforce

Pantagraph 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 whoRead More

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Basic Arc Welding Class Registration

BASIC GAS METAL ARC WELDING CLASS At LIVINGSTON AREA CAREER CENTER 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 [DOWNLOAD INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM]

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Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program graduating class of 2014

By Cynthia Grau/Daily Leader Staff Reporter April 12, 2014 Fourteen students made it through their program and graduated Friday afternoon and are now looking forward to life in the working world. The second class of the Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing, a workforce training program offered by the Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council, walked through commencement ceremonies Friday afternoon at the Livingston County Historic Courthouse. The students completed 100 hoursRead More

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Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program 2015 graduation ceremony announcement

The Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council (GLCEDC) is announcing the graduation ceremony for the second Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing Skills training program. “The successful completion of this program marks the largest customized training program provided in Livingston County by Heartland Community College,” said Adam Dontz, CEO of the GLCEDC. Fourteen students recently completed the 100-hour session developed by Heartland Community College (HCC) and the GLCEDC, with input from closeRead More

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WJEZ podcast on 2014 Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program

WJEZ 98.9 FM Interview with Adam Dontz of the GLCEDC about job training, new members, and more. Air Date: February 19, 2014 [audio:https://glcedc.org/audio/wjez02192014.mp3]

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Welding Class to be Offered at LACC

The Livingston Area Career Center (LACC) is offering a BASIC GAS METAL ARC WELDING-MIG WELDING CLASS in February, 2014. Monday through Thursday, February 3 — February 6, 2014 Monday through Thursday, February 10 — February 13, 2014 Monday through Thursday, February 17 — February 20, 2014 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Total Cost $300 For more information or to sign up, call 815-842-2557 Registration deadline January 27, 2014 [DOWNLOAD INFORMATIONALRead More

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WJEZ podcast on 2013 Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program

Adam Dontz, CEO of the Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council talks to WJEZ radio about the successful results of the Manufacturing Skills Training Program. [audio:https://glcedc.org/audio/community_forum_07312013.mp3]

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Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing 2013 Graduation

Luke Smucker Staff Reporter – Pontiac Daily Leader Updated Jun. 28, 2013 @ 12:55 pm Pontiac, Ill.  — The county commissioners’ room of the Historic Livingston County Courthouse in Pontiac was filled Monday with friends and family, all in attendance to see the Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council’s graduation ceremony for the fundamentals of modern manufacturing skills training program. The program celebrated the graduation of its first group ofRead More

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GLCEDC Board approves funds for Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program

PONTIAC DAILY LEADER by Cynthia Grau April 12. 2013 1:18PM Board approves GLCEDC funds for skill training Adam Dontz, chief executive officer of the Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council approached the Livingston County Board Thursday evening to request approval of granting funds for a program that will bring education to those interested in the manufacturing field. The $42,900 requested had already been approved by the finance committee for theRead More

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Now Recruiting Manufacturing Training Students

Manpower Now Recruiting 20 Manufacturing Training Students Apply today 815-844-5091 Tuition $2,235 If you qualify your cost is $90 Train for Your Future in Manufacturing. Partners are ready to invest in you and turn your abilities into employable skills.  Several Livingston County Manufacturing Employers Are Guaranteeing Interviews!  Heartland Community College has a comprehensive, customized training program providing you the skills local manufactures really want. This six-week training program is gearedRead More

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