IWE’s Workplace Skills training unit provides customized workforce training for incumbent workers in the manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, and other sectors of the Illinois economy. IWE applies an evidenced-based model that responds to industry-specific needs and trends and customized training based on employer needs.

Each employer receives on-site customized training, including needs analysis, securing of funding for the project, execution of training, management of grant funding, and evaluation of program outcomes. A key feature of IWE is that it helps to identify local, state, and federal funding for workforce training programs for companies and nonprofit organizations. Training is provided in English, Spanish, or Polish.

IWE offers a distinctive and enriching curriculum for companies and organizations seeking to stay competitive and productive in an ever-changing marketplace. We offer a wide array of services and programs that serve the educational needs of employers and their employees.

Scroll down to learn about IWE’s Small Business Training program, its Center for Non-Profit Effectiveness, which provides specialized training to non-profit organizations, and its Workforce Solutions unit, which partners with non-profit organizations and business associations to train their members and clients.

For more information and for a professional service presentation, contact Norman Ruano, Ph.D., Vice President for Workforce Development, at 773-878-3894 or