The Employment and Job Training member working group is committed to connecting veterans to employers, and employers to veterans. The member organizations in the working group are leveraging each other, as well as their respective networks, across all sectors here in Illinois. The ultimate goal is an Illinois that systematically prepares veterans to enter the workforce and access quality jobs that allow them to leverage their skills, training, and experiences.
Members of the Employment and Job Training working group are aligned to one of three Committees:
We view the decisive effort as the Employer Engagement Committee, and seek to balance that side of the equation so that more employers in Illinois recognize veterans and their family members as the strategic assets that they are.
Projects that the working group is undertaking include:
The working group believes that only through cooperation can we provide the collective impact that is required to address the veteran employment and under-employment needs in Illinois.
Illinois Work Net Job Search Tools
Illinois Work Net Veterans Step Guide
Employer Engagement: Emily Garrity, ConnectVets
Career Development: Dale Prickett, CTU Online
Veteran Engagement: Lisa Wallace, VA