Job Readiness Training

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!

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.

The Illinois Office of Employment and Training supports innovative workforce programs and career, training and employment services that connect employers to a highly skilled workforce. Providing assistance and resources for job seekers is central to Illinois’ commitment to ensuring that businesses thrive in our state.

Click below or the links on the right to view our programs and services:

  1. Illinois workNet®
  2. WIOA Works Illinois
  3. Apprenticeship Illinois
  4. Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA)
  5. Layoff Notices and Plant Closings (WARN)
  6. jobPrep Mobile App
  7. BizHub
  8. WIOA Success Stories
  9. More Programs and Resources
  10. Illinois Workforce Development System (IWDS)

For more information contact:

Office of Employment & Training
Illinois Department of Commerce

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

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.

TABE Testing

Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is designed specifically for adult populations. It is a standardized test that assesses 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 or 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

Resume Build

Looking for employment can be a time consuming, frustrating task, many times harder than the job we will be eventually doing. In an era when not only a perfect resume is required, but also an astonishing cover letter, updated social media and networking profiles etc., being a one man army is no longer an option. Because we know how hard this is, at we have prepared a series of resources with the aim to guide you and ease you through this cumbersome process, and help you creating a perfect resume to finally stand from the crowd and land your dream job.

What we offer:

  • Professional out-of-the-box resumes, instantly generated by the most advanced resume builder technology available.
  • Effortless crafting. Real-time preview & pre-written resume examples. Dozens of HR-approved resume templates.
  • Land your dream job with the perfect resume employers are looking for!

More Online Job Readiness and Skills Resources

CareerOneStop- flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor

My Next Move (O*NET)- interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options

Applied Digital Skills- instructional videos teach students to collaborate using digital skills

Google G Suite Learning Suite- watch short micro-learning modules to equip you to use Google’s GSuite (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive)

AARP Learn@50+
- interactive workshops, online learning, in-person events, and life skills for people over 50.

Microsoft Office 365- learn how to create and collaborate with productivity tools like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Computer Basics
- start here if you are brand new to computers or have never used a computer before!

Job Search Strategies

Learn basic strategies for finding a job with the tutorials below:

Job search and networking- get useful tips and strategies for networking and finding a job

Job applications- learn useful strategies for applying to jobs and standing out from the crowd of applicants

Resume writing- learn the process of creating a professional resume that stands out from the crowd

Cover letters- learn tips, techniques, samples, and a cover letter template to help you get noticed by prospective employers

Interviewing skills- get useful tips and strategies to prepare for, conduct, and follow up after a professional job interview.

Indeed- learn how to create a resume, search for jobs, explore salaries, and more with the Indeed job platform

Online job search
- get an overview of how to search for a job online


CTE & Innovations is a dedicated team of education professionals working to provide high-quality educational programs, resources, and training for all Illinois students, teachers, and administrators. To support and enhance the development of college and career ready students, the CTE & Innovations​ department provides a blend of academic and career and technical educational guidance, leadership, and technical assistance to local districts and regional staff.​

The final draft of the Unified State Plan modification was prepared under the leadership of the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board with representation of the required partners of the Unified State Plan. ​


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