Harper College

American Job Center in Wheeling

Career Training and Job Search Support 

   

Harper College is a proud partner of the Wheeling American Job Center. The Center offers job-seekers and employers access to a broad range of employment, training, education, economic development and labor market services.

Wheeling American Job Center: Your One-Stop Shop for Career Success

  • Free Services: All the services at the Wheeling American Job Center are free for eligible job seekers. 
  • Educational Goal Planning and Career Guidance: Whether you are looking for a new career or a change of direction, AJC staff can help you plan your educational goals and guide you through the best options for your needs.
  • Career-Related Workshops: Learn new skills and strategies to boost your career prospects with our workshops, offered both in person and online. Topics include resume writing, interview skills, networking, and more.
  • Job Search and Application Assistance: Find and apply for the jobs that match your qualifications and interests with our assistance. 
  • Career Assessments: You may also check out this online career workshop or attend a virtual live career workshop where you will take career assessments, learn how to understand the results, and see how they relate to Areas of Interest and Programs of Study at Harper College.
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing Assistance: Make a great first impression with your resume and cover letter. The AJC can help you create, update, and customize them for different employers and positions.
  • Interview Technique Guidance: Prepare for your interviews with guidance. We can help you with mock interviews, common questions, dress code, and follow-up.
  • Job Search Boards: Browse the latest job openings in your area and beyond.
  • Internet Access, Computers, and Fax Machines: Access the internet, use computers, and send faxes. You can use them for your job search, online applications, and research.

A variety of career-related workshops are held throughout the year in-person and online.

  • LinkedIn Training Webinar presented by Harper College FREE
    • Everyone wants their profile to standout on LinkedIn. During this online training you will learn what’s needed in a LinkedIn profile so people can find you easily. We will cover the components that give you the most bang for your buck!
  • More Events: virtual job fairs, basic computer training, and more.

Harper College: Your Gateway to a Brighter Future

  • WIOA-Approved Programs: Harper College offers a variety of grant-funded programs that are certified by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a federal law that provides funding and support for workers who need to upgrade their skills and credentials.
  • Career-Focused Certificates: Whether you are entering a new career or needing to update your professional skills, Harper College’s programs are designed to help you earn industry-recognized credentials in high-demand fields such as business, health care, manufacturing, information technology, and more. See the list of WIOA-approved programs by clicking here
  • Re-Enter the Workforce: Harper College’s programs can help you re-enter the workforce with confidence and competence.
  • WIOA Grant Funding: You may be eligible for WIOA grant funding to pay for your tuition and fees at Harper College if you meet unemployed, underemployed, working in a declining industry or occupation, part of a mass layoff, or a displaced homemaker eligibility criteria. 
  • Learn more by attending an information session
    • For credit programs, click here.
    • For Continuing Professional Education, click here.
 
Illinois workNet Center

This Harper College office is at the American Job Center, located at:
1400 South Wolf Road - Suite 200
Wheeling, IL 60090

Contact:
Omar Sánchez
Workforce Coordinator
WIOA@harpercollege.edu
847.925.6782
Click here to schedule an appointment!

Last Updated: 5/13/24