Kankakee, IL – Exploring career opportunities, gaining hands on experience and building work history are just a few objectives among the goals of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA took effect in July of 2015 with the mission of preparing job seekers for the workforce.
Kankakee United is set to partner with the WIOA program for a special presentation on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the fourth floor auditorium at the Kankakee Public Library. Kristney Vaulx, WIOA Youth Coordinator, will lead the presentation geared towards youth ages 16-24 who are preparing for their futures.
There is also an opportunity for students who are enrolled in the program to receive up to $10,000 for tuition assistance, transportation, books and more.
“The Kankakee United team continues to expand the community coalition through partnerships. Together, we are working to remove barriers for youth that would prohibit them from acquiring skill sets to participate in the workforce. We are grateful for all community partnerships that allow us to educate our youth about resources and opportunities,” said Mayor Wells-Armstrong.
“Kankakee United continues to bring informative and educational workshops specifically for our youth. We hope we gain participation and will have some giveaways during the special presentation as well,” said Linh Williams, City Lead for Kankakee United.
The presentation will be livestreamed on the City of Kankakee’s Facebook page, YouTube channel and website at www.citykankakee-il.gov.
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The City of Kankakee is dedicated to protecting, building, and nurturing the community while enhancing lives. We are a historic, vibrant, and active riverfront community. We continue to transform into an extraordinary place to dream, grow, and thrive. Embracing our diversity, we strive to be progressive, inclusive, and innovative. For more information on the City of Kankakee, please visit the website at www.citykankakee-il.gov.