What We Do

Works! Center

Strengthening the Community Through Job Success

For more info, call 815-965-5332 ext. 130

The Works! Center offers education and job training for Mission guests, residents and community members who are seeking to improve their employment opportunities and to enhance their academic skill level.

The Center brings together organizations, education partners and local employers to deliver:

Soft-Skills Training
Adult Literacy Assistance
Career Readiness
Advocacy Assistance

These services help provide underprepared job seekers with a structured path to meaningful employment. The Works! Center serves to help businesses fill critical job shortages to ultimately boost our area’s economic growth and productivity. 

Additionally, Works! Center is an accredited Pearson Vue testing site where over 400 tests can be administered, including GED testing.


What You’ll Find at Works! Center


• Gain practical job skills
• Obtain credentials/certificates
• Find employment
• Increase wages and job security
• Advance education and career development levels
get your GED
free chiropractic


• Tutoring & Mentoring
• Job Placement
• Legal Assistance
• Bilingual Translation
• Post-secondary Education Connection


• Education and Skills Assessment
• Writing and Math Instruction
• Computer Literacy
• Literacy Tutoring
• Money Management
• GED Preparation & Testing
job training programs
Pearson Vue testing site, job placement

Career Snapshots and Certifications

• Culinary
• Facilities Management 
• Retail
• Housekeeping

Directions to Works! Center

Works! Center Location:
715 West State Street
Works! Center Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Main Entrance:
West State Street
Free parking is available across the street and the bus terminal is within walking distance.

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