Illinois Migrant Council | Serving Illinois Farmworkers

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At the State level, IMC collaborates with the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB) which is responsible for oversight of Workforce activities in Local Workforce Areas (LWA) in Illinois.

IMC represents farmworkers and the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) on Local Workforce Innovation Boards (LWIB) in Local Workforce Areas (LWA) to:

share information about migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Illinois and the Local Workforce Areas (LWA), and about services provided by IMC's National Farmworker Jobs Program

contribute to workforce development policies that impact farmworker communities in the LWAs

identify the collaborative roles engaged in by IMC and the IL workNet Center or American Job Center (AJC) described in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the LWIB

IMC Northern Region

Service Area/Counties: Boone, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Stephenson, Winnebago

Partners with Illinois Workforce Areas (LWA):

# 2 LWIB

County: McHenry

McHenry County Workforce Network Board

# 3 LWIB Operations Management Council

Counties: Boone, Stephenson, Winnebago

The Workforce Connection LWIB

IMC North Central Region

Service Area / Counties: Cass, Champaign, Fulton, Kankakee, Livingston, Logan, Marshall, Mason, Mclean, Peoria, Sangamon, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford

Partners with Illinois Workforce Areas (LWA):

#15 LWIB

IMC Representative: Mary Phelan

Counties: Fulton, Marshall, Mason, Mclean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell , Woodford

Career Link

#17 LWIB

IMC Representative: Paul Belcher

Counties: Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, Platt

Workforce Investment Board of East Central Illinois

IMC Northwest Region

Service Area/Counties: Bureau, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, Lee, McDonough, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Whiteside

Partners with Illinois Workforce Areas (LWA):

#13 LWIB

Counties: Henry, Mercer, Rock Island

Workforce Development Board of Rock Island, Henry and Mercer Counties, Inc.

Serving farmworkers based on need are the IMC Central Region (Counties: Clark, Coles, Crawford, Dewitt, Douglas, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, Macon, Platt, Vermilion, Will) and the IMC Southern/Southwest Region (Southern Counties: Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Perry, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Williamson; Southwest Counties: Calhoun, Clinton, Madison, Saint Clair, Washington) and statewide.

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