Kishwaukee College will be hosting its 2017 Spring Career Fair on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM at the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. Over 50 area employers will be present with both full- and part-time employment opportunities. The event is free for those seeking employment. Job candidates are strongly encouraged to dress professionally, bring resumes, have prepared “elevator” (introductory) speeches, and be ready to complete applications and potentially participate in interviews.
The KC Career Center and IL workNet are available to assist job seekers with resumes, interview skills, speeches, and other preparation. Please call KC at 815-825-9472 or IL workNet at 815-901-0177 for assistance.
The Illinois workNet Center, with Kishwaukee College, have released their April 2017 Calendar of Services and Activities. Please see their IL WorkNet Brochure and Basic Computer Flyer and for further information.
The Sycamore and DeKalb Chambers of Commerce are hosting the 2017 Community Expo on Thursday, March 30th at the Sycamore High School Field House, located at 427 Spartan Trail in Sycamore. It will be open to the public from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with approximately 130 area businesses and organizations participating this year. The Community Expo will also feature samples from local restaurants, kids’ activities, demonstrations, car models, and live DJ.
2017 Community Expo Schedule:
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Business to Business only)
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Open to the Public)
Kishwaukee College and the DeKalb County Business Incubator is hosting a Small Business Planning Workshop on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM in the Five Seasons Room in the Community Outreach Building, located at 2500 Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. Ellen Huxtable, owner of Advantage Business Concepts, will be the presenter for the evening.
Workshop is free to attend, but space is limited. Please contact Brad Burzynski, Interim Economic Development Coordinator, to register to reserve seating: 815-895-7189 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Wednesday Job Clubs (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
March 1 – Interviewing
March 8- Navigating Job Fairs
March 15 – Setting Goals at Work
March 22 – Filing for Unemployment
March 29 – Setting up your Illinois Job Link Account
Basic Computer Literacy Class
Location: Illinois WorkNet, 650 N. Peace Road (Suite B), DeKalb
Dates: March 20, 21,22, and 23
Time: 4:30-6:05 PM
Classes are free but seating is limited.
Contact Kristney Vaulx for information regarding the computer classes via email at Kristney Vaulx or call 815-901-0177, ext. 250.
Date posted: March 2, 2017 | Author: intern1 | Comments Off on IL workNet March 2017 Services & Activities
More than seventy high school students from the surrounding area enjoyed the great weather on Wednesday, February 22nd by exploring careers during the “Assemble ur Career” tour coordinated by the DeKalb/Ogle Workforce Development Consortium. The fourth annual tour was hosted by area businesses: Bright Farms, Rochelle; Cresswood Shredding, Cortland; CST Storage, DeKalb; Custom Aluminum Products, Genoa; Dawn Equipment, Sycamore; Rochelle Community Hospital and S-K Tools, Sycamore.
Following the business tours, the students participated in a guided tour of the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Still Hall and Still Gym on the NIU campus. With information in hand, the students then ate a pizza lunch provided by us at DCEDC, in the beautiful Yusunas Room, in the DeKalb Public Library. While there, they heard more information about NIU, university acceptance criteria and the employment opportunities awaiting them once they are ready to start their careers.
This tour is part of the on-going effort to connect the students to the employment possibilities in the greater DeKalb/Ogle County areas. We look forward to the continued success of events like these!
DCEDC was honored and humbled to have received the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce Excellence Award, which “recognizes businesses that enhance the community, whether it be new or improved businesses, renovation and expansion projects or an outstanding achievement within the business community.” It was a pleasure to stand alongside other winners of the award: Karlsbad Tavern; City of Genoa; KishHealth Systems part of Northwestern Medicine, Energym Gymnastics, and Lloyd Landscape and Garden Center.
Congratulations to all who were recognized at the ceremony and thank you, Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, for your recognition and a delightful evening!
Date posted: February 21, 2017 | Author: intern1 | Comments Off on DCEDC Receives Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce Excellence Award