Creating Connections

What is Inspire Works?

Inspire Works is an online tool providing points of contact between employers and future workforce by educating students, parents, educators and job seekers about current and projected employer needs.

How does it work?

  • Increases communication between students, job seekers, educators and employers.
  • Integrates social media elements, career development tools and workforce data – seamlessly connecting everyone!
  • Brings all groups together to help individuals achieve their career goals.

Who uses Inspire Works?

  • Students/Job Seekers – Looking for a job or career advancement
  • Educators – Connect students with their careers
  • Employers/Organizations – Businesses who want to be in touch with their workforce
  • Career Coaches – Anyone who would like to answer questions about their job experience

Tracking For Success

  • Inspire Works includes powerful reporting tools to help measure overall impact on the community.
  • Reporting tools provide education and workforce administrators with a clear picture of the career aspirations of our future workforce!


Free profile | Accessible from any device

  • Access your free Inspire Works profile through Career Cruising and know specifics about a career before you pursue it.
  • Ask Career Coaches your career related questions.
  • Connect with local companies hiring people with your career interests.
  • View work-based job shadow and internship activities.
  • Find out what class of training is required for your career interests.

Student Sign Up For Inspire Works

  • See your counselor to set up your profile and gain access through Career Cruising.


Parent Portal | Allows you to view your student’s portfolio to see their interests and communicate with their career advisor!

  • Accessible anywhere from any device.
  • Have online career expiration & planning tool for your student at your fingertips.
  • Discover career and college options to develop a career plan.
  • Features
    • Interest & skills assessment
    • Career Profiles & Portfolio
    • College & Financial Aid Information
    • Resume Builder
    • Employment Guide
    • Multimedia Interviews

Parent Portal Registration

  1. Contact student career advisor
  2. Receive activation code
  3. Visit
  4. Enter activation code

Job Seekers

Free profile | Accessible form any device

  • Engage with employer profiles to see how your career plan connects with businesses and organizations in the community.
  • Communicate with Career Coaches to ask questions of people working in your field of interest.
  • Learn about job shadows, internships and upcoming employer-related events i.e. job fairs and open houses.
  • Those locating or returning to the region can connect with companies for possible job placement.

Sign Up For Inspire Works | Through one of our partners


  • Connect what is happening in the classroom with current and projected workforce needs.
  • Help your students find relevance in what they are learning in the classroom.
  • Engage your students early in thinking about their careers to make an impact on graduation rates.

Educator Sign Up For Inspire Works

  • Contact K-12 College/Career Counselor, Maddie Corder at (217) 228-7169

Employers & Organizations

  • Increase your business visibility and highlight your community involvement.
  • Your employer profile helps students and job seekers understand what your company has to offer.
  • Convey certifications, skills and training requirements for specific careers.
  • Nurture your future workforce by connecting with them early in their career development.
  • Bridge the skills gap of job seekers by communicating your real world needs.
  • Build our region into a workforce that is strong and economically vibrant.
  • Positively affect and address the region’s drop-out, graduation and unemployment rates.

Business & Organization Sign Up For Inspire Works

Career Coaches

For anyone working or retired!

  • Volunteer on your own behalf, or through a business.
  • Serve as a mentor to offer career advice and answer industry specific questions.
  • Share what you do and how you got there.
  • Guide others towards their career goals!

Coaches Sign Up For Inspire Works


Angela Caldwell
(217) 223-4313