December 10, 2019

The workNet DuPage Career Center proudly releases its 2018-19 Year in Review, showcasing the significant impact the organization – funded by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – makes throughout DuPage County. 

During Program Year 18 (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019), workNet DuPage staff:

  • Provided counseling, job search support, and/or funding assistance to 3,329 individuals. Clients who completed workNet DuPage-funded job training programs earned more than $15.5 million in wages. 


  • Awarded local employers nearly $400,000 in Incumbent Worker training grants – an unprecedented amount.


  • Promoted non-traditional careers for women with awareness raising and funding assistance for job training programs in manufacturing, information technology, and trade careers.


  • Created a healthcare talent pipeline partnering with Northwestern Medicine and Edward-Elmhurst Health to encourage career pathways in the County’s fastest growing industry. The percentage of workNet DuPage clients pursuing healthcare training programs increased 34% and healthcare was the #1 industry in which young adult clients, ages 18-24, launched careers.


  • Spearheaded Recovery and Manufacturing – A Path Up (RAMP-UP), a new workforce program connecting individuals in recovery from opioid addiction with meaningful work and manufacturers with a talent pool.


The Year in Review can be read/downloaded here.

Read the press release here.

workNet DuPage Year in Review

December 10, 2019

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