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Upskill and Rebuild

UpSkill & ReBuild Lake County – Grow Your Skills Now!

Are you interested in a paid work experience or funding for training? You may qualify for a paid internship or assistance covering your tuition costs to address skills gaps. The program will assist Lake County job seekers in moving into jobs that provide higher wages or career advancements. Benefits include technology and transportation assistance, paid internship and job training opportunities, job search assistance, and career planning and guidance.

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2022 SYELP Recap

2022 Summer Youth Employment Program Recap

The 2022 Lake County Summer Youth Employment Program recently wrapped up another exciting summer as 165 youth gained meaningful work experience while earning a paycheck. Funded by the Lake County Board, this program was offered in a hybrid format this year with an option for youth participants to partake in the traditional model working at a physical location or to participate in an online Work Readiness Bootcamp.

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NAWDP Workforce Development Hero

Ashannti Ross Recognized as Workforce Development Hero

As part of Workforce Development Month, Ashannti Ross has been recognized as a Workforce Development Hero by the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) for her contributions and dedication to serving others within the Workforce Development industry.

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Educator Career Fair 2022

Lake County Educator Career Fair

Dr. Michael Karner Regional Superintendent of Schools has partnered with the Lake County Workforce Department, and the Job Center of Lake County to host an Educator Career Fair on April 23, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Lakes Community High School, 1600 Eagle Way, Lake Villa, IL 60046.

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LCWDB Success Story

Re-Employment Success Story – Sharhonda Miller

Sharhonda Miller was interviewed for the Re-Employment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program on 2/09/2022, with IDES Program Representative, Gus Zamora. She started her new job on 2/22/2022. Learn more about her story and the process she went through to successfully get hired.

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Summer Youth Employment Program 2022

Summer Youth Employment Program 2022 – Application Period Now Open

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Mutual Aid Fund will provide one-time emergency grants of $500 to more than 100 individuals or families experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. This includes individuals or families who are living in shelters, living outside, or temporarily staying with family and friends.

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Lake County Workforce Development Appoints Medline Human Resources Vice President Sandie Tran to Board of Directors

Ms. Sandie Tran, Human Resources Vice President at Medline, has been appointed to the Lake County Workforce Development Board of Directors. In this role, Ms. Tran will assist the Workforce Board in its collaboration with key partners and stakeholders to lead performance-driven and innovative strategies that develop, align and integrate the region and local area’s job-driven workforce development system.

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Emergency Grants for Families Experiencing Homelessness

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Mutual Aid Fund will provide one-time emergency grants of $500 to more than 100 individuals or families experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. This includes individuals or families who are living in shelters, living outside, or temporarily staying with family and friends.

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