Posts Tagged ‘Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois’


  • 2014 Manufacturing Day in Quincy

    October 1st, 2014 | Featured, News

    What is National Manufacturing Day? Manufacturing Day is a coordinated occasion during which U.S. manufacturers open their doors to demonstrate the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers. Held annually on the first Friday of October (October 3, 2014), Manufacturing Day was created to correct public perception, which doesn’t do manufacturing justice. […]

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  • Building a Better Workforce

    May 1st, 2013 | Featured, News

    Summit Brings Leaders Together to Develop a Vision for Long-Term Change Last week more than 40 leaders came together to discuss workforce development issues in Adams County and to develop a shared vision for long-term change. The event facilitator assisted the group with identifying and prioritizing the area’s workforce challenges and building a framework for […]

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  • eDevelopments: Educating Educators about Manufacturing Careers

    February 20th, 2013 | Featured, News

    Counselors Academy Exposes Educators to Manufacturing Career Paths School counselors from around the region now have a bigger toolbox thanks to a partnership among the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois, Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center, John Wood Community College and GREDF. The counselors spent last Thursday learning how they can help their students succeed […]

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  • REGION CHARTERS COURSE TO TRAIN STUDENTS FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CAREERS

    November 1st, 2012 | Featured, News, Uncategorized

    Pathways to Results Process Connects Education and Business Resources; $500,000 Grant Boosts Effort The new world of advanced manufacturing requires a drastically different set of skills from its workforce. On October 25, 2012, private business, education and economic development leaders signed a charter to formalize the “Pathways to Results” process.  The process aligns K-12 coursework […]

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  • GREDF to Conduct Survey to Assess Area’s Workforce

    March 2nd, 2012 | Featured, News

    The Great River Economic Development Foundation in partnership with The Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois has retained Growth Services, Inc., a workforce consultant, to conduct a survey of area employers. The goal of the survey is to evaluate the area’s workforce from the businesses’ perspective. The results will be used to identify and address […]

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