Governor Bruce Rauner
Chair Dr. Lazaro Lopez
Executive Director Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson

Illinois Community College Board

WIOA

WIOAWorks_200Welcome to the ICCB’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) web page. On this page we will post links to important documents such as the WIOA law, proposed rules, critical sites, and archived copies of the new WIOA newsletter, which will go out via email every other week with important updates and links. Information reference in the newsletters will be linked to this page.

What is WIOA?

WIOA is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. WIOA retains many of the functions and structures of WIA, the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and incorporates certain new components, including expanded partnerships and greater coordination and alignment between education and workforce entities.

WIOA comprises four primary core partners and twelve required partners:

  • Title I – Workforce (adult, youth, & dislocated workers) [DCEO]
  • Title II – Adult Education [ICCB]
  • Title III – Wagner Peyser [IDES]
  • Title IV – Vocational Rehabilitation [DHS]

WIOA: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Proposed Rules, First Round:

ICCB Comments on the Notice for Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for WIOA:

ICCB WIOA Newsletters:

Illinois Works Together Newsletters can be found here.

LWIA Contact List Now Available

The Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) keeps a listing with the contact information for key individuals affiliated with each of the LWIAs and LWIBs.

The purpose of the list is to serve as the official list of contacts for each local workforce investment area’s Chief Elected Official(s), LWIB Chair, LWIB Staff, WIA Program Services Administrator and DCEO Office of Employment & Training Staff.

To access this contact list, click here.

WIOA Implementation Task Advisory Groups (TAGs)

In Illinois, several local level Task Advisory Groups have been established to provide a local perspective on issues related to the implementation of the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The seven groups follow:

  1. Governance
  2. Planning
  3. Policy
  4. Operations
  5. Performance
  6. Technology
  7. Youth

Each group has two primary tasks:

  • To make recommendations to State policymakers in specific areas identified for each group, and
  • To identify significant requirements of the WIOA for which Illinois will provide specific comments in conjunction with Federal rulemaking.

The current membership from the community college system, members of Adult Education (AE) and Career & Technical Education (CTE) administration and staff, as well as ICCB staff, of each TAG follows and will be updated as needed:

1. Governance

  • Joanne Kantner, AE – Kishwaukee College
  • Peggy Heinrich, AE – Elgin Community College
  • Jean Kartje, CTE – College of DuPage
  • Karen Hunter Anderson – ICCB
  • Jennifer Foster – ICCB
  • Lavon Nelson – ICCB

2. Planning

  • Tawanna Nickens, AE – Parkland College
  • Val Harris, AE – Lewis & Clark Community College
  • Ali O’Brien, CTE – College of Lake County
  • Jennifer Foster – ICCB
  • Lavon Nelson – ICCB

3. Policy

  • Rocki Wilkerson, AE – Decatur Public Schools
  • David Wu, AE – Pui Tak, Chicago
  • Michael Boyd, CTE – Kankakee Community College
  • Jennifer Foster – ICCB
  • Brian Durham – ICCB
  • Lavon Nelson – ICCB

4. Operations

  • Glenda Nicke, AE – Black Hawk College
  • Lisa Atkins, AE – Southwestern Illinois College
  • Dave Kietzmann, CTE – Danville Area Community College
  • Lavon Nelson – ICCB
  • Marilyn Schmidt – ICCB

5. Performance

  • Dan Deasy, AE – College of DuPage
  • Bob Fittin, AE – Greater West Township Project
  • David Beer, CTE – Waubonsee Community College
  • Nathan Wilson – ICCB
  • Jay Brooks – ICCB

6. Technology

  • Randy Fletcher, CTE – Joliet Junior College
  • Jeff Newell – ICCB
  • Todd Jorns – ICCB

7. Youth

  • Val Harris, AE – Lewis & Clark Community College
  • Wendy Howerter, CTE – Lincoln Land Community College
  • Amanda Corso – ICCB
  • Ben McDaniel – ICCB