Training, Connecting, and Developing
the Workforce of DuPage County

workNet DuPage Career Center
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 302
Lisle, IL 60532

Ph: 630.955.2030   TTY: 630.955.2098

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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The Make Your Way (MYWay) Program

DuPage Youth learning CNC machine operation

Introducing the Make Your Way Program

The Make Your Way (MYWay) program is an exciting new workforce development initiative that has two essential and important objectives:

  • to provide a pipeline of fresh talent for DuPage County employers, in these industries and occupations: Manufacturing, Logistics, Hospitality, and Office & Clerical, and
  • to address unemployment among young adults by guiding them onto good career paths.

How the MYWay Program Works

We recruit eligible 18 to 24 year olds and educate them about the good career paths that are available to them. Interested young adults then undertake three to five weeks of intensive training which includes:

  • presentations given by area employers,
  • tours of actual work environments,
  • workplace readiness & soft skills training, and
  • completion of certifications appropriate to the industry.

The program culminates by placing the participants in paid internships at area employers. The internships are paid entirely by DuPage County, who is the employer of record.

How Your Company Can Participate

  • Host one or more of the young trainees in an internship, and/or
  • Participate in the five week training course by giving a presentation and/or hosting a tour at your place of business.

Learn More About the MYWay Program

To learn how your company can become a partner in this workforce development program, please contact either:

Ron Schlager: rschlager@worknetdupage.org
(630) 955-2037

Jessica Barkwill: jbarkwill@worknetdupage.org
(630) 955-2083

MYWay Employer Downloads

Worksite Agreement

Worksite Application

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The workNet DuPage Career Center of DuPage County is an equal opportunity employer/program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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