• The Quincy region provides abundant workforce development and training resources for businesses and employees

    Workforce Development in Quincy and Adams County

    Cultivating Today’s Talent to Fill Tomorrow’s Need

    The Quincy – Adams County, Illinois area is home to a wide variety of workforce development and training resources. Our goal is to build a workforce that’s better skilled, more productive and prepared to move your organization forward in today’s competitive marketplace.

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    Learn More About Inspire Works | A web based program designed to increase communication between students, job seekers, educators and employers. The goal of Inspire Works is to bring the groups together to help individuals achieve their career goals and address the workforce development needs of our community.


    GREDF Workforce Teams

    Career Guidance Team
    Mission: Encourage, Educate & Connect
    Encourage and foster awareness of careers; educate youth and job seekers about area career opportunities; build connections between families and local employers.

    Programs: Career Road Shows & Bulletin Board Initiative for school aged youth

    Work Readiness Team
    Mission: Developing work ready citizens to become successful, productive members of the regional workforce.

    Programs: Essential workplace readiness program for unemployed or underemployed & Readiness Certification.

    Transition Planning Team
    Mission: Nurturing current employees to help advance their level of workplace essential skills to sustain and grow the organization’s competitive advantage. 

    Programs: Career advancement with internal and external mentoring programs & in-house buddy system for new and veteran employees.

    Workforce Resources

    Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois

    The Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois is the primary advocate for the identification, communication, and resolution of current and emerging workforce development matters in Western Illinois.

    John Wood Community College

    John Wood Community College offers Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates for individuals interested in specialized career/technical training leading to immediate employment. AAS degrees and certificates are offered in more than 40 career/technical programs.

    The JWCC Workforce Development Center opened in 2009 to address the critical need for a well-trained, well-educated, regional workforce. The center consists of a 30,000 square foot, state-of- the-art training center, situated on fourteen acres. Several “smart” classrooms, training labs, and computer labs support activities within the WDC. On the exterior grounds, a well-designed maneuvering range supports the college’s Truck Driver Training program. Other programs housed at the center include; Manufacturing Technology, Welding Technology, Electrical Technology, Computer-Aided Design, and several others currently under development. The facility is also available to area businesses for customized and contract training specific to their individual needs.

    Vatterott College

    In 1969, Vatterott College began providing quality career training to students seeking career skills for a better life. The institution provides quality education in high-demand fields and continues to grow by offering additional diploma and degree programs. Programs at Vatterott include fields in Medical, HVAC, Electrical Mechanic, Auto, Building Maintenance and Plumbing. All programs are industry-relevant and designed to support the Vatterott mission of providing career skills for a better life for graduates.

    YP Quincy

    YP Quincy is a network of young professionals that seeks to promote career opportunities, business development, entertainment and recreation in order to enhance the quality of life of the Quincy area.

    Job Openings

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    We know availability of skilled labor ranks near the top of your site selection factors. That’s why we continue to place a high value on workforce development within our tri-state region. We believe in the potential of our workforce and think you will too. Please Contact Us for more information about our current and future workforce development initiatives.