I am honored to serve as Chair for the DuPage County Workforce Innovation Board along with a talented group that represents the local business community as well as other community representatives. We are passionate advocates for DuPage County and the continued advancement of our citizens and businesses.
View this site to find programs to help in your job search or to identify services to support your business. We offer assistance for both employers and job seekers. Information on our Board can be viewed below. Please reach out to any member with any questions you may have.
DuPage County Workforce Innovation Board Chair
Vice President of Member Services
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, more than 8 million Ukrainians have fled their country. 250 are now remaking their lives in DuPage County. Victor Envelope and the DuPage Workforce Innovation Board/workNet DuPage have been supporting Ukrainians with job training and language resources – providing not just assistance but hope to individuals whose lives have been forever changed by the war. Read about it in the Daily Herald.
Slide 1DuPage Workforce Innovation Board settles Ukrainian refugees into jobs and training
Get to know us.
The DuPage County Workforce Innovation Board is a business-led policy and decision- making body created under the federal law called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). All Board members are appointed by Deborah A. Conroy, the Chief Elected Official of DuPage County. The majority of the Workforce Board membership represents local business leaders in the community as well as representatives from economic development agencies, community-based organizations, education, organized labor and public assistance agencies.
The Board is responsible for:
- Developing local plans for the use of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Funds
- Oversight of the local service delivery system
- Coordinating activities with economic development entities and employers in DuPage County
- Ensuring DuPage County residents have the skills and knowledge they need to find and keep jobs that lead to economic self-sufficiency
- Ensuring DuPage County employers have access to the skilled labor they need to compete in a global economy
Meet the Board
With thirty individuals from the private sector, non-profit agencies, educational institutions, labor, and government, our board reflects the vibrant economy and community that is found here in DuPage County.
Universal Technical Institute
Dr. Joseph Cassidy
College of DuPage
The DuPage Community Foundation
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Crowe Horwath, LLP
College of DuPage
Dr. Darlene Ruscitti
DuPage Regional Office of Education
Dr. Michael Wojtowicz
Lake Park HS Dist. 108
IL Department of Human Services
YMCA of the USA
Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services
DuPage County Community Services
United Parcel Service
Greater Oakbrook Chamber of Commerce
Illinois Workforce Investment Board
Planning and Policy Documents
Board Meeting Dates 2023
The DuPage County Workforce Innovation Board typically meets the fourth Wednesday of every other month from 7:30a.m.-9:00a.m. at the workNet DuPage Career Center located at 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 303 in Lisle.
Upcoming Board Meetings
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Upcoming Executive Committee Meetings
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
(Fifth Wednesday due to Thanksgiving)