One of the key advantages that Fulton County can offer prospective developers is creating partnerships between Spoon River College and Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development to recruit, screen, and train a viable workforce tailored to the skill-set you need for your business. This process has been implemented with an astounding success rate for COOK Medical, COOK Polymer Technology, and Canton Harvester Inn, and can be customized for your needs.
This includes specialized curriculums, flexible class schedules, and options such as web-based and computer-based training.
SRC’s Office of Community Outreach and the Partnership are truly committed to creating partnerships with business and industry and other public agencies. By working cooperatively with business and industry they jointly address many of the workforce and training needs of the region and community.
- Meeting with business representatives to determine your needs
- Locating the best possible facilitator for your training
- Designing a curriculum and presentation method best suited to your needs
- Scheduling the best time and location for your training
- Using the latest technologies to enhance the instruction
- Delivering a complete package of training
- Offering the best economical pricing for the highest quality of instruction
Career Link, an Illinois WorkNet™ Center offers a diverse array of services to employers. Businesses can post job openings, identify and pre-screen potential applicants and meet job seekers one-on-one at our Job Fairs. Our On-the-Job Training programs offer financial incentives for qualified employees while they learn in the workplace.
On-the-Job Training reimburses the employer for 50% of base-line wages for a period of between two and six months. The program is a hire first design with no difference between employees under this program and regular employees, except that the company gets reimbursed for providing training. OJT is flexible, easy to get involved with, easy to administer and rewarding to both employer and employee. Contact Warren Cheatham at (309) 827-6237 Ext. 220 for further information.
The Incumbent Worker Training Program provides funds for targeted employers to assist in training their current employees to stay abreast of the latest technological developments affecting their industry. In today’s highly competitive marketplace, change and increased productivity are essential to business survival. The targeted industries in our region are manufacturers and health care providers. For further information contact Warren Cheatham (309) 827-6237 Ext. 220.
Address: 488 N. Main Street, Canton, IL 61520
Phone: (309) 647-2946 or (309) 647-7017
Fax: (309) 647-7251