Job Readiness Training

The Springfield Urban League serves as an Illinois WorkNet portal that provides community residents access to online training, employment opportunities, resources and workshops. Local residents are able to participate in instructor led or one-on-one courses including the following: Basic Computer, Internet & Email Skills, Basic Word and Excel, resume development, and interview etiquette. Free access for printing and research is also available for the public at two Urban League facilities in Springfield, IL.


TABE Testing

Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is designed specifically for adult populations. It is standardized tests that assess student mastery of basic educational skills in reading and math. The results of the test evaluate your ability to understand the curriculum of your chosen training program, as well as your ability to pass any required state certification and licensing exams.

Your score will be a grade point average, not a pass of fail, and the acceptable score/level will depend on the training program you are interested in attending.

The following links will provide you with resources that may assist you in preparing for and achieving an optimal score on the TABE Test:

Basic Addition | Math Secrets | Math Practice | Math Decimals | Multiplying Positive and Negative Numbers | Adding & Subtracting Integers | Percentages | Fractions | Reading Skills for TABE | Reading Comprehension

To take the TABE Test for FREE and receive tutoring call the Springfield Urban League Inc. 217-789-0830 Ext. 1604

1300 South 9th Street, Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: (217) 524-5996 Fax: (217) 524-6096 TTY Service: (217) 558-3530 Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Heartland Community College 620 Broadway Lincoln, Illinois 62656 Phone: (217) 651-8193 Tuesdays & Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Menard County Courthouse 102 South 7th Street Petersburg, Illinois 62675 Phone: (217) 632-4412 Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LLCC Beardstown Center 109 White Pine Lane Beardstown, Illinois 62618 Phone: (217) 323-1853 Thurs 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Land of Lincoln Workforce Alliance Community Centers provide workshops and job readiness in your community.

Non-Credit Classes, Workshops, Events & Travel

Take an LLCC non-credit Community Education course!

Students are strongly encouraged to register early (at least one week in advance of class start date) to secure their seat as many classes fill quickly. Conversely, classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment so your early registration can make the difference.

Community Education offers a wide variety of courses for your personal enrichment! Browse classes in the categories below for the most current information on what we’re offering!

Active/Health | Arts | CPR Training | Culinary | DIY/Make’N’Take | Family Matters | Film | Finance | Home & Garden | Languages | Music & History | Nonprofit Online Courses | PEERS© Social Skills Program | Performing Arts | Personal Interests | Photography |Professional Development | Technology | Textiles Travel |Youth

Community Education classes are also available in Beardstown, Hillsboro, Jacksonville, Litchfield and Taylorville!

If you would like to suggest a class or if you have questions, we are here to assist you! Please call 217-786-2432, Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are ready to register for a class, visit our Registration Information page or call 217-786-2292.