I am honored to be appointed to Chair the DuPage County Workforce Innovation Board and to serve with a talented committee of local business leaders and community representatives. We are all passionate about the future of DuPage County, the continued skill development and education for our community, and supporting services and economic development programs.
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DuPage County Workforce Innovation Board Chair
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
YMCA of the USA
Making Connections for a Stronger,
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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 Daniel J. Cronin, 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.
YMCA of the USA
Universal Technical Institute
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
IL Department of Human Services
Jeffrey Feucht Ed.D.
Glenbard Township District #87
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
Made in DuPage
Manufacturing provides nearly 54,000 skilled jobs in DuPage County which contribute to the region's high standard of living and economic vitality. workNet DuPage teamed up with Choose DuPage to spotlight local manufacturing companies and their important contributions to our region's prosperity.
Regional Workforce Development Plan
The Workforce Partners Of Metropolitan Chicago have made revisions to their Regional Workforce Development Plan for the North East Economic Development Region of Illinois. The 30 Day Public Comment Period is now open. Review the Plan Modifications here.
Please submit your comments by 12:00 noon CST on March 15, 2022 by email to MCWNBoard@mchenrycountyil.gov with the following information: Submitter's name, Title, Organization, Street Address, City, State, E-mail address. Subject Line: Regional Plan Comments
Planning and Policy Documents
Board Meeting Dates 2022
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, August 24, 2022
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Upcoming Executive Committee Meetings
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
(third Wednesday due to Thanksgiving)