About Us

The Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board oversees and sets policy for workforce development and training programs for Grundy, Livingston, and Kankakee Counties. It is one of 26 such local boards across the State of Illinois.

Created in 1998 by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the Workforce Board is comprised of a variety of private and public sector members representing industries from across the three-county area, as well as public sector and social service agencies involved in workforce development.


Enhancing workforce quality to meet regional needs

Values Vision

Provide equal opportunity for all to achieve economic independence and improved quality of life by establishing a system that promotes life-long learning and addresses the workforce needs of the community.

Impact Vision

To be recognized as a region having a skilled, productive and dedicated workforce. To more effectively and efficiently utilize workforce development initiatives, programs, services and resources for employers, employees and system partners. To create a results-oriented workforce development system that is attractive to job seekers, as well as employers.

Role Vision

To create a system that serves as the catalyst among job seekers, employers and partners. To position the system to be a leading resource linking job seekers, employers and partners in developing and maintaining a successful workforce. To develop a process that evaluates and continuously improves the activities and results of the system and its collaborative partners.