KCDEE provides services to ready the workforce for employment through federally-funded programs under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). WIA provides the framework for a unique national workforce preparation and employment system designed to meet both the needs of the nation’s businesses and the needs of job seekers and those who want to further their careers. The most important aspect of the Act is its focus on meeting the needs of businesses for skilled workers and the training, education, and employment needs of individuals.
Job Seeker Services – we offer services that include job search, employment retention activities, assessment, counseling, basic education skills development, and vocational training in a wide range of approved occupational growth areas.
Youth Services – Our youth representatives focus their efforts on youth between the ages of 14 and 21. The youth we serve have been identified as needing an extra push to help them complete high school to receive a diploma, obtain a GED, or get a job.
Funding Sources – The majority of services provided by KCDEE are funded by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). Additional services are provided through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act.
Partners – As a partner in the Illinois WorkNet system, we work cooperatively with many local and state agencies to ensure our clients are ready to meet the challenges of finding meaningful and self-sustaining employment.
Locations – Services are offered at 4 locations in DeKalb, Kane and Kendall counties.
Jobs at KCDEE – Our staff are Kane County employees. Open positions can be found on the Kane County web site or by linking to our Jobs at KCDEE page.