There are 34 business and public sector executives that make up the Workforce Investment Board. They represent a diverse group of stakeholders in sectors such as health care, manufacturing, government, and education. The members share a vision to ensure the economic vitality of the County and are advocates for an integrated workforce development system.
The Workforce Investment Board of Will County has a number of committees steering this group towards accomplishing its vision and mission: Executive, System and Trends, and Youth Council.
These committees support industry-based workforce development strategies, workforce transportation initiatives, labor market analysis and community planning, and other advisory groups that support the mission.
The Workforce Investment Board of Will County helps build a system supporting an education and workforce system aligned with the skills that businesses need, ensuring continued local and regional economic vitality.
The Workforce Investment Board of Will County is involved in a consortium comprised of the six Workforce Boards in the Chicago metropolitan area. This consortium focuses on a number of regional initiatives aimed at supporting business, the community, and the region's economic vitality, such as technology, health care, and manufacturing industries.
These initiatives provide broader career awareness for individuals at all levels, development of occupational career awareness for youth, and model initiatives that help the current workforce advance skills relevant to the labor market.