For DuPage County residents who want a brighter future, we’re here for you. Prepare for a post-COVID economy with federal resources.




Earn your HVAC certification.

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

Get paid to install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.

Training Providers

  • Chicago Professional Center
  • West Chicago Professional Center
  • College of DuPage
  • ETI-School of Skilled Trades

Get started TODAY here.



Obtain your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in less than six weeks.

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

If you're interested in gaining employment as a truck driver you need to earn an Illinois Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Some employers may require candidates to have special coursework and certification in hazardous materials, air brake endorsement, or tank vehicles.

Training Providers

  • 160 Driving Academy
  • College of DuPage
  • Elgin Community College
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Mid-City Truck Driving Academy
  • Progressive Truck Driving School, Inc.
  • STAR Truck Driving School
  • Wolf Driving School

Get started TODAY here.



Hands on learners will find a rewarding career path here.

A workNet DuPage WIOA grant can pay for training.

Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers—called CNC workers— develop computer programs to control automated processes.  The career outlook for this occupation is very bright with current job openings and new job opportunities very likely in the future.

Training Providers

  • BIR Training Center
  • College of DuPage
  • Elgin Community College
  • Harper College
  • Illinois Manufacturing Foundation
  • Jane Addams Resource Corp
  • Symbol Training Institute
  • Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA)
  • Waubonsee Community College

Get started TODAY here.

Interested in FREE Training?


Attain new certifications within a matter of months or even a few weeks.

Job search coaching

We don't stop working until you find a job.

Rent Assistance

Rent assistance may be available

Contact us now for FREE Training.


We'd love to help.

Call (630) 955.2030.

In just weeks, Marquel earned his CDL and found a rewarding job.

Marquel earned his Commercial Driver's License (CDL) at the College of DuPage and quickly gained employment. Listen to him tell his own story here.

Cameron is now an HVAC technician earning nearly double the living wage in DuPage County.

A star wrestler, Cameron likes working with his hands. That’s why an interactive training program at the Chicago Professional Center to become an HVAC mechanic was a perfect fit for his learning style. Cameron didn’t let a stated job requirement of 1-2 years experience stop him from applying. He said he just went for it and followed-up after the interview which impressed the company. He is now an HVAC technician at AMITA Health—earning nearly double the living wage in DuPage County.



From entry to executive levels, we'll fund job training in key industries of the regional economy. See if you qualify. 




I’m interested in FREE Training with Job Search Coaching!


Find all approved training programs using the "WIOA training provider search" tool here.

Grant funding from the US Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity have been awarded to DuPage County to make this initiative possible.


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Federally funded, locally driven, we are DuPage County’s workforce development agency operating under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). For the job seekers and employers we serve each year, our no-cost services make all the difference.