15 Years at workNet DuPage
Thank you Robin
We’re celebrating a staff milestone – congrats to Robin Rock on her 15th workNet DuPage anniversary!
There are 808 occupations in the United States, according to CareerOneStop, the flagship job training website for the U.S. Department of Labor.
If anyone has encountered each of these professions in DuPage County, it’s likely Robin Rock. For the past 15 years, she has helped a wide range of workers from welders to web developers, patient care techs to project managers, maintenance mechanics to marketers, retail, auto, janitorial, logistics, and construction workers. If they play a role in the DuPage economy, Robin has been their rock.
“I’ve enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life, that’s the fun part of it. The great thing about our job is that every day you walk in you’re helping someone,” says Robin.
In 2005, workNet DuPage, then located in Lombard, hired Robin to serve at the frontlines of the organization, assisting clients with the intake process. After five years, Robin transitioned to the Business Services Unit (BSU) joining a team of job developers. She is currently a Career Counselor in the unit led by Ron Schlager.
After clients complete job training, Robin receives their resume. She prepares them for interviews and is a vital bedrock of support, along with her BSU coworkers, in helping them find employment.
Robin’s dedication to workNet DuPage has not gone unnoticed. She is a right-hand to workNet DuPage’s Executive Director Lisa Schvach for special projects, most notably the center’s RAMP-UP program—which recently received a National Achievement Award—to provide people-in-recovery with meaningful employment and manufacturing companies with a distinct talent pool.
If Robin isn’t at her desk in Lisle, she can be located around the county letting others know about workNet DuPage’s services. For a year, Robin spent every Monday evening at Serenity House. Taking workNet DuPage on the road, she helped clients polish their resume, and hone important interview skills, including how best to respond to questions about employment gaps that often keep people out of work and in the vicious cycle of addiction. She also plays a key role in our partnership with the DuPage County jail to help inmates find work upon release and get a second chance in life.
Robin’s joyful dedication to workNet DuPage and its mission is commendable. Her welcoming spirit, exemplary work ethic, and warm smile make workNet DuPage a better place for clients and staff alike. Thank you for 15 years of service, Robin! We are truly fortunate to have you on the team.