Illinois Works for the Future
Illinois Works for the Future (IWF) campaign, lead by the Chicago Jobs Council from 2007 through 2015, worked with private and public partners statewide to integrate workforce and economic development. The campaign worked closely with local leaders from across the state, including Rockford, Decatur, Springfield, Aurora and DuPage County to advocate for new investment in workforce training and more coordination between workforce, education, economic development and human services. The campaign was successful in advocating for the creation of a structure for 21st Century Workforce Development Fund, reform of the Urban Weatherization Initiative, and support of Illinois’ Job Training and Economic Development program model. For more information about the campaign, please contact Carrie Thomas, email@example.com.