Workforce Development for Low Income Adults

Workforce Development offers a wide range of training activities to economically disadvantaged and under-employed adults ages 18 and over. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding provides job placement, vocational classroom training, basic and remedial education, job counseling and assessment, job search assistance, resume preparation, on-the-job training, with supportive services of childcare and transportation. The Workforce Investment Board has determined that these funds be reserved for those individuals with the most need; most need is defined as those customers who meet specific income guidelines.

A Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Job Training and Economic Development grant provides funds for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training to low-income individuals in Adams, Brown, Pike and Schuyler Counties. Additional funding from Illinois Department of Human Services (ILDHS) provides assistance and support services to able bodied adults receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds. Usually, individuals are referred to this program from the local DHS office. Two Rivers Regional Council offers services for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Employment & Training Program based on the ILDHS grant. The Dept. of Human Services provides the individual referrals to Two Rivers who are receiving cash assistance for job search assistance and supportive services. Two Rivers Regional Council also providers services for the SNAP to Success program under the Workforce program.