The Pike County Economic Development Corporation has access to a wide variety of workforce development and training resources. Our organization works with businesses within the county to address any workforce issues they may be facing. This strengthens our local businesses as well as the areas workforce.
The Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois is the primary advocate for the identification, communication, and resolution of current and emerging workforce development matters in Western Illinois.
John Wood Community College offers Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates for individuals interested in specialized career/technical training leading to immediate employment. AAS degrees and certificates are offered in more than 40 career/technical programs.
The JWCC Workforce Development Center opened in 2009 to address the critical need for a well-trained, well-educated, regional workforce. The center consists of a 30,000 square foot, state-of- the-art training center, situated on fourteen acres. Several “smart” classrooms, training labs, and computer labs support activities within the WDC. On the exterior grounds, a well-designed maneuvering range supports the college’s Truck Driver Training program. Other programs housed at the center include; Manufacturing Technology, Welding Technology, Electrical Technology, Construction Technology, Computer-Aided Drafting, and several others currently under development. The facility is also available to area businesses for customized and contract training specific to their individual needs.
In 1969, Vatterott College began providing quality career training to students seeking career skills for a better life. The institution provides quality education in high-demand fields and continues to grow by offering additional diploma and degree programs. Programs at Vatterott include fields in Business, Medical, Technical, Trades and Court Reporting. All programs are industry-relevant and designed to support the Vatterott mission of providing career skills for a better life for graduates.