Colleges and Programs

Illinois Career Information System – This system is offered to Illinois residents with a variety of services. It is free-of-charge career exploration tool where a career path, education and training can be explored by middle and high school students as well as individuals currently in the workforce.

Learn More Earn More – This .pdf file posted by the State of Illinois, Department of Employment Security, is well worth bringing up and reviewing if you are in the process of exploring careers you may wish to pursue. Included in the content is detailed information on high wage, in demand occupations through 2026 in the state.

Illinois College2Career – This website is still being developed by several departments in the State of Illinois to provide additional clarity to students and parents relative to information on Illinois two-year and four-year higher education institutions. The aim is to clarify the career outcomes, of graduates of state higher education institutions, from a specific academic area of study point-of-view.

 

Job Seekers and Career

Illinois Job Link – If you aren’t sure where to begin your job search, here is a super easy state website that provides ease-of-use search capability. A login is required but this site may be well worth adding another set of credentials to your login/password list. Of special interest is the Career Lattice tool. If you are an individual seeking to advance your career but not sure where to start, the Career Lattice is a super tool to begin planning your next move.

Illinois workNet Center – Here is a phenomenal portal, sponsored by the Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, offering an abundance of real-time access to workforce development resources and tools to assist individuals, employers and education professionals achieve their training and employment goals. Everything from apprenticeships to assistance for dislocated workers resources can be found. Easy to navigate and a visually intuitive design make searching and researching this site a breeze.

State of Illinois, Summer Jobs – If you don’t mind opening a .pdf file, this online brochure may point you in the right direction relative to summer employment. As well, with some helpful links, you can get a glimpse of how your interests relate to various occupations, careers and the world of work.

Illinois Engineering, Science and Law Internship Program – The Illinois EPA has opportunities for students to acquire real world experience in the duties and assignments of how EPA work is integral to the protection and betterment of the state’s environment.

 

Leadership and Development

Illinois Technology Association – This organization exists to help you as you build your team, promote your business and network with fellow professionals. Membership is by company (large, small and everything in between) and all employees of companies can utilize the benefits, resources and services offered.

Arts for Illinois – Here is a place to connect, express and inspire. This online platform is offered to feature talented artists. Performers, singers, poets, painters, writers and many more from across the state.

 

Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

Illinois Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology – This organization supports entrepreneurs, innovators and small businesses in the state of Illinois by providing ad hoc services, information and technical support. Individual business advice and planning is at no cost for existing companies wishing to expand as well as new startups.

Illinois Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.

 

Veterans

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs - Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.

Illinois U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.

The American Legion – Illinois – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.