essential work skills

Essential work skills involve the personal aptitude to function according to professional standards in any career setting. While many employers are willing to provide technical training, there is a widespread expectation that applicants are well equipped with essential skills. Across all industry sectors, this capacity is frequently a prerequisite for hire.

Kankakee County Programs & Workshops:

  • Workplace Excellence Series/Essential Skills for Workplace Success - Program for KCC Students and young adults sponsored by the Grudy, Livingston & Kankakee Workforce Board.
  • Workshops and Events for Job Preparation - Kankakee Workforce Services offers a variety of resources and workshops including, Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Orientation, Computer Literacy Workshop, “Get a Job” Workshop, Electronic Job Search Workshop, Resume Development Class, GED preparation classes and WinWay Resume.
  • YMCA Job Readiness Program - Program for Kankakee County young adults/teenagers to educate and empower students towards sustainable employment. Monthly workshops and events with YMCA-hosted job fair at the end of the program.
  • Kankakee Community College Career Services- Offered to students and the public, KCC hosts job preparation workshops and one-on-one counseling for professional development and advancement.
  • i-Gen Program - Offered through the Kankakee Public Library, this program will teach coding to students ages 5-8. The library will visit local school partnerships for educational classes and also offer classes once a week at the library. Contact the library at 815-939-4564 for more information.
  • United Way 211- 211 is a free, confidential phone number and website available 24/7 that connects you to information on programs and services locally, including job training programs in the area. Also visit the PATH online database for more local job training information.
  • Business Start-Up Support- Program through the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce, this opportunity gives you feedback and support during the beginning years of your new business through the help of local entrepreneurs.
  • Young Aduld Program Services- Young Adult Program Services provides assistance with education and opportunities for career exploration to young adults 16-24 years old.
  • JAG at Kankakee High School - JAG Model programs provide participants with classroom and work-based learning experiences that result in a quality job leading to a career after graduation or completion of a GED. This program is offered at Kankakee High School.