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Career Services and Job Training

Career Services

Career Services are available at the Rockford, Belvidere and Freeport offices of The Workforce Connection and includes all of the following at no cost to you:

To learn more about our Individualized Services (including job training opportunities) visit or contact any of our locations or attend an Enrollment Session at our Rockford office on Mondays at 2:00pm or Wednesdays at 10:00am.


Click here to watch a video about the services available through The Workforce Connection.

Captioned video available here


Check out these videos to help with your job search
Tips for Conducting an Effective Interview
Tips for an Effective Resume 


Many of the services available at our offices are also available on-line.  Illinois workNet has a wealth of information for individuals needing assistance connecting to jobs and new careers. 


Need to file for Unemployment benefits?   Click here. 


Free High School Equivalency & Adult Education classes are available in northern Illinois.  For more information about the HSED/GED test, pre-test, Adult Ed classes and support services, click here.


Supportive Services available to eligible participants.


Refugee & Immigrant Services 

Rock Valley College Refugee and Immigrant Services Program provides employment assistance, training opportunities, adjustment services and citizenship education and application assistance. For more information, call 815-921-2270.

Veterans Services 

If you’re an eligible veteran, The Workforce Connection has veterans reps available to help with your employment and training questions. 

Click here for a listing of community services available to area veterans.


 An apprentice is a paid worker who is enrolled in a special training program administered by an employer or together with a labor organization or trade association. Most apprentices work in trades’ related to construction or machining and tooling industry. Apprenticeship is the best route to a career in a skilled trade. Such careers offer excellent wages and benefits.  For more information call 815-987-4253 or click here .


For more information about services available through The Workforce Connection, call 815-847-7574.

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