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Which program is right for you?

Learn valuable skills. Earn marketable credentials. Explore a sample.

Which program is right for you?

Learn valuable skills. Earn marketable credentials. Explore just a sample of programs here.

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Discover or advance a career in supply chain logistics.
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According to JobsEQ, the demand for Supply Chain, Distribution, Storage, and Logistics professionals in DuPage County alone will increase to 1,278 over the next 5 years. New supply chain technologies are always emerging. So even when the COVID-19 pandemic caused drastic global supply chain disruptions, the industry has managed to bounce back.  As businesses recover, the acceleration of the “digital supply chain” and the increasing use of analytics will help resolve and prevent many issues at the strategic, planning, and operational levels. Here are other key skills, credentials, and responsibilities for professionals in this field: 

  • Business Analysis
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Procurement, Purchasing, and Supplier Relations
  • Transportation and Distribution Management
  • Supply Chain Risk and Compliance
  • Storage, Inventory Control and Management 

 

Some other specific skills and credentials employers might be seeking are: 

  • APICS (ASCM) Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Experience using databases 
  • Microsoft Office—Outlook, Excel
  • Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II)
  • SAP
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP) Tools

 

Salary range: $61,500-$105,000

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

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Courses

This field provides several opportunities for high-paying work without an advanced degree, but some roles might require higher education or other forms of advanced training.  Here are some training programs available that can enhance your experience and knowledge: 

  • Advanced Supply Chain Management
  • ASQ Lean Six Sigma Back Belt Exam Prep Course
  • Certified Logistics Associate Program
  • Graduate Certificate in Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management-Procurement-Fast Track
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate Program

 

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

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Big Data & Database Analytics

Big Data & Database Analytics

Tableau is just the tip of the iceberg.
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There’s never been a better time to learn data analytics. Job opportunities span multiple industries and the nature of the job often allows for remote work flexibility and even self-employment. Plus, many data analytics experts boast a high median salary, even at entry-level positions. 

SQL, SAS, Python are some of the sought-after technologies for data analysis. So, certification in these can easily give a boost to your job applications. 

Other skills and technologies employers might be seeking are: 

  • Experience using databases, including Oracle, MySQL, or SQL Server, 
  • PowerBI
  • Big Data
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Mining
  • Apache Hadoop
  • Advanced Excel
  • Tableau 

 

Average Base Salary, for Chicago Region: $71, 545 

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

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Courses

Some programs available include: 

  • Big Data and Database Management
  • MS SQL+BigData+Tableau+Excel+Python+R Programming 
  • Big Data Using Spark
  • Business Analysis Certification Program
  • Business Intelligence/Data Analytics (Power BI) 

 

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

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HVAC

HVAC

Earn your HVAC certification.
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Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.

Workers on average earn $59,380.
(Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL)

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

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Courses
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service Certificate
  • Combined HVAC and Electrician Technician Training 

 

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

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Project Management (PMP)

Project Management (PMP)

Get certified in project management.
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For those who meet the criteria set by the Project Management Institute (PMI), pursuing the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can lead to a valuable, portable credential that can increase your earning potential and demonstrate your qualifications for management roles across all sectors. 

Any experienced professional responsible for all aspects of project delivery, leading, and directing cross-functional teams is an ideal candidate for PMP certification.

In the Chicago region, the industries with the largest number of job postings requiring a PMP certification in the last 30 days were the Information Technology, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, and Healthcare sectors.

Other Certifications and “Hard Skills:”  

Due to the broad range of industries, businesses, and positions in which Project Management Professionals are employed, those with a PMP credential often have or attain other certifications to enhance their qualifications for the roles they will perform.  Using job postings for the Chicago region, the following certifications and skills were frequently listed in job descriptions that also required a PMP certification:

  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), or other Agile methodology, depending on job role(s)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Lean Six Sigma (LSSGB or Black Belt, depending on role and experience)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Atlassian JIRA
  • Microsoft Project

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

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Courses

There are numerous colleges, business, and technical schools in the Chicago and DuPage area that provide project management training courses to prepare individuals for the PMP exam.  A workNet DuPage career planner can assist you with identifying any other skills and credentials that would complement your project management experience and help you find a training program that might offer a combination of courses leading to other certifications or credentials, if needed.

 

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

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Trucking

Trucking

Obtain your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in less than six weeks.
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A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

If you're interested in gaining employment as a truck driver you need to earn an Illinois Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Some employers may require candidates to have special coursework and certification in hazardous materials, air brake endorsement, or tank vehicles.  Salary range: $35,110-$80,270 (Chicago-Naperville, IL)

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Courses
  • CDL 160 Hour
  • 200 Hour
  • 240-Hour Commercial Truck Driver (CDL-Class A) License Training
  • Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) and other license endorsements possible, depending on assessment, eligibility, and funding.

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

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Web Development

Web Development

Use both analytics and creativity as a web developer.
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A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training. Coursework includes different types of computer programming languages such as HTML5, JavaScript and SQL. Some common higher education specializations include Store Apps, Web Applications Certification, .NET Framework 4, Web Applications, CIW Web Foundations Associate, CIW Web Design Specialist, CIW JavaScript Specialist, or CIW Web Development Professional. Salary range: $47,600-$123,500 (Chicago-Naperville, IL)

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CNC

CNC

Hands on learners will find a rewarding career path here.
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A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers—called CNC workers— develop computer programs to control automated processes.  The career outlook for this occupation is very bright with current job openings and new job opportunities very likely in the future.

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Software Developers

Software Developers

Upgrade your skills to develop software systems.
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A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

The majority of jobs in software development require a bachelor degree in computer science, programming, software engineering, or a related field, along with coursework and applied skills in widely used operating systems and programming languages.
Salary range: $66,180-$156,870 (Chicago-Naperville, IL)  

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Courses

Specialized Skills / Certifications

  • Java
  • .Net
  • MCSD
  • C#
  • C++
  • Agile
  • Project Management
  • Software Testing & Quality Assurance
 

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Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse

Bright outlook for jobs here.
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A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) perform a variety of tasks under the supervision of a registered nurse. They administer medicine and injections, take vital signs, dress wounds, and feed infants. Most are trained to work in all aspects of health care, yet some specialize in certain areas.

 

Salary range: $45,260-$73,750
(Chicago-Naperville, IL)

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Courses

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Project Management (PMP)

Project Management (PMP)

Get certified in project management.
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Training Providers

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

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Trucking

Trucking

Obtain your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in less than six weeks.
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A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

If you're interested in gaining employment as a truck driver you need to earn an Illinois Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Some employers may require candidates to have special coursework and certification in hazardous materials, air brake endorsement, or tank vehicles. 

Salary range (Chicago-Naperville, IL): $35,110-$80,270

Training Providers
  • 160 Driving Academy
  • College of DuPage
  • Elgin Community College
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Mid-City Truck Driving Academy
  • Progressive Truck Driving School, Inc.
  • STAR Truck Driving School
  • Wolf Driving School
 
Web Development

Web Development

Use both analytics and creativity as a web developer.
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A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

Coursework includes different types of computer programming languages such as HTML5, JavaScript and SQL. Some common higher education specializations include Store Apps, Web Applications Certification, .NET Framework 4, Web Applications, CIW Web Foundations Associate, CIW Web Design Specialist, CIW JavaScript Specialist, or CIW Web Development Professional.

Salary range: $47,600-$123,500
(Chicago-Naperville, IL)

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Training Providers
  • College of DuPage
  • Harper College
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Computer Training Source, Inc.
  • Directions Training Center, Inc.
  • DePaul University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • MicroTrain Technologies
  • Waubonsee Community College

Get started here.

Web Development

Web Development

Use both analytics and creativity as a web developer.
Info

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

Coursework includes different types of computer programming languages such as HTML5, JavaScript and SQL. Some common higher education specializations include Store Apps, Web Applications Certification, .NET Framework 4, Web Applications, CIW Web Foundations Associate, CIW Web Design Specialist, CIW JavaScript Specialist, or CIW Web Development Professional.

Salary range: $47,600-$123,500
(Chicago-Naperville, IL)

Get started TODAY here.

Training Providers
  • College of DuPage
  • Harper College
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Computer Training Source, Inc.
  • Directions Training Center, Inc.
  • DePaul University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • MicroTrain Technologies
  • Waubonsee Community College

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Options don't end there.

Choose from an extensive range of job training programs funded by workNet DuPage. Search the statewide list for all approved providers in Illinois here.

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Be in-demand in DuPage. The fastest growing industries in DuPage are seeking talent. Discover career pathways and certifications funded by workNet DuPage in key industries of the vibrant regional economy.

 

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Be in-demand in DuPage. The fastest growing industries in DuPage are seeking talent. Discover career pathways and certifications funded by workNet DuPage in key industries of the vibrant regional economy.

 

Information Technology

It takes a network of connected and specialized services to make DuPage County thrive. Web developers, computer programmers, customer service representatives all provide a wide range of services that keep our community flourishing.

Healthcare

As the largest and fastest-expanding industry in DuPage County, adding nearly 14,000 jobs in just the past five years, the health care field offers many employment opportunities.

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

DuPage County relies on a strong transportation, distribution and logistics workforce to ensure goods are transported from one location to another safely and on time.

Manufacturing

Incorporating cutting edge technologies and developing new products, manufacturing companies in DuPage County are constantly innovating. Behind these creative processes is a skilled workforce of “makers” carving out career paths for themselves in rewarding fields.

Construction

To meet growing project demand, construction companies are in need of skilled workers. We've partnered with the Illinois Tollway to expand training opportunities for job seekers to start a rewarding and high-paying career in the industry. 

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