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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Workforce Board Receives Excellence Award

Jeff Hammes, chairman of the KCCC board of directors said, “We’ve noticed that every year a few businesses rise above. Perhaps they’ve done something special or made a particular investment in our community. Perhaps it’s time to recognize them for a lifetime of success and contribution to the business climate. We want to recognize these businesses and tell the rest of the world just how proud we are to call them chamber members.”

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Workforce Board, GAVC Create Promotional Video

In conjunction with October being "Manufacturing Month," the Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board is showcasing the "Grundy County Manufacturing" video. This video is intended to educate youth on potential careers in the manufacturing field.

 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Van Yperen Receives Regent Scholarship

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, announced that Christina Van Yperen, executive director of the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry, has been awarded a Regent scholarship.

 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Grundy Workforce Services Earns Organization of the Year

Grundy Workforce Services, a program of Joliet Junior College, has been named the Organization of the Year by the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Displaced Workers Gain New Skills

While other companies are making cuts, CSL Behring has increased its workforce in Kankakee by more than 35 percent during the past two years. The partnership with the Workforce Board and Kankakee Community College has enabled CSL Behring to train 36 workers under [the Illinois Talent Pipeline] grant opportunity.

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Workforce Board Helps Relaunch Workkankakee.org

To better connect the Greater Chicago region with the wealth of employment and training opportunities throughout Kankakee County, the community has relaunched WorkKankakee.org with improved content and navigation for students, parents and educators as well as current job seekers.

 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Workforce Board Member Receives Administrator of the Year

For her passion to help students succeed, commitment to adult education and other contributions, Margaret Wolf received the Illinois Adult and Continuing Educators Association Administrator of the Year Award.

 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Labor Shed Analysis RFP Issued

The Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board is soliciting proposals from organizations interested in providing professional services to conduct a Labor Shed Analysis for Grundy, Livingston, and Kankakee counties, which comprise Local Workforce Area #11 under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Workforce Board Secures $500,000 Illinois Talent Pipeline Grant for CSL Behring

The Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board has sought and received a $500,000 Illinois Talent Pipeline Grant to provide on-the-job training for local dislocated workers in the process of securing new positions at CSL Behring Kankakee.