Shape Chicagoland's Workforce Strategy

The Schaumburg Business Association's partner in workforce development the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is inviting businesses in Schaumburg to to participate in the 2020 WIOA Local Plan process. 

WIOA - the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - requires a new regional workforce plan every four years. 

The local plan serves as an action plan to develop, align, and integrate the region’s job-driven workforce development systems and provides the platform to achieve strategic and operational goals.

The WIOA local - Chicago - plan sets the strategy to:

  • Direct investments in workforce training programs to focus on providing education and training so that individuals, including youth and those with barriers to employment, have the skills to compete in the job market and that employers have a ready supply of skilled workers
  • Apply job-driven strategies in the Chicago and Cook County workforce system
  • Enable economic, education, and workforce partners to build a skilled workforce by innovation and alignment of employment, education and training programs

Hearing from Schaumburg business leaders is especially critical during this process. This process will shape the way workforce development is conducted throughout Chicagoland for the next half decade.   

Please click this link to share your voice and perspective during this formation process.