This page has information on job training and employment services. There is a lot of support available for youth who are wanting to develop job skills! Also, if you can volunteer your time, that is a great experience to put on job applications!
American Job Center
Type of service: Job services and Career Training What they do: Job Board, Skills and interest assessments, interviewing skills, resume writing, can link with and pay for training Who is eligible? dislocated worker, low income, disabilities, barriers (homeless, dropout, pregnant or parenting teen). Other eligibility requirements may apply. Referral needed? No Best way to access services: Call and make an appointment. Walk-in are welcome.
Address: 814 W State St., Jacksonville Phone number: 217-243-5846 Contact person: Patty or Connie
Boy Scouts - Explorer Post
Type of service: Career Training What they do: Fire/EMS/Enginerring (Springfield), Who is eligible? Boys and girls: 14 - 21 years old, $36/year Referral needed? No Best way to access services: Call James Grable and he will connect you with the right unit or program.
Hours of operation: varies Phone number: 217-529-2727 Contact person: James Grable email: email@example.com
Type of service: Career training What they do: Match kids of all ages with experiences and adult mentors to help them explore their interests, gain job skills, and participate in the community. If you are interested in learning to do something, the DREAM Center can probably help you out! Who is eligible? Open to all. You can even bring your friends or family with you! Referral needed? No Best way to access services: Walk in or email with questions
Address: 210 W. College, Jacksonville Hours of operation: Most afternoons and evenings email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of service: Career Training What they do: Certified Nurse' Assistant, LPN (in Jacksonville). Other programs in Springfield. Who is eligible? Nurse' Assistant - pass reading placement test, ACT of 22 or greater, able to pass background check, TB test; LPN - pass English placement test Referral needed? No Best way to access services: Must fill out free "Admission Worksheet" on the website.
Address: 32 S. Central Park, Jacksonville Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone number: 217-243-6699 Contact person: Keri Mason email: Keri.Mason@llcc.edu
Type of service: Education and Career Training What they do: Job training, academic completion Who is eligible? Youth ages 16-24, legal US resident, or lawfully admitted permanent resident alien, refugee, asylee, or parolee, meets low income criteria, needs technical training or assistance to finish school or find a job, parent/guardian consent (if minor), does not have behavioral problems, not on court supervision (probation), free from illegal drug use Referral needed? No Best way to access services: call and speak to an operator or fill out this application to get started: https://recruiting.jobcorps.gov/Form/StudentApplication