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The Workforce Connection, Inc. Board was created by federal workforce legislation to, in partnership with the Local Elected Officials, plan and oversee the local workforce development system in Boone, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties.

The mission of The Workforce Connection Board is to create a competitive, skilled and educated workforce by providing a system for individuals to gain meaningful employment responsive to the needs of business.

The One Stop Centers in Rockford. Freeport and Belvidere provide one contact for employers to find workers and for job-seekers to receive training, education and employment services.

The Workforce Connection Board generally meets on the first Tuesday of March, June, September & December at 8:00am at the Regional Design Center, 315 N. Main Street in Rockford.  Meeting notices, agendas and minutes are posted as they become available.  Click here for Board Meeting schedule.

The Workforce Connection Board By-Laws  (amended 3-5-19)

Staff:
Dr. Lisa M. Bly
Executive Director
815-395-6609

Chris Connors
Planning and Quality Assurance Manager
815-395-6676 

Cathy Cornelius
Board Assistant
815-395-6638

Mike Johnson
Grant Compliance Specialist
815-395-6626

Robert Jones Jr.
Business Account Manager
815-395-6619

John Strandin
Communications Manager & Equal Opportunity Officer
815-395-6688

Dan White
Fiscal Manager
815-395-6608

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