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​Boy Scouts – Explorer Post

Type of service: Career Training

What they do: Fire/EMS/Enginerring (Springfield),

Who is eligible? Boys and girls: 14 – 21 years old, $36/year

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: Call James Grable and he will connect you with the right unit or program.

Hours of operation: varies
Phone number: 217-529-2727
Contact person: James Grable
Email: james.grable@scouting.org

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American Job Center

Type of service: Job services and Career Training

What they do: Job Board, Skills and interest assessments, interviewing skills, resume writing, can link with and pay for training

Who is eligible? dislocated worker, low income, disabilities, barriers (homeless, dropout, pregnant or parenting teen). Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: Call and make an appointment. Walk-in are welcome.

Address: 814 W State St., Jacksonville
Phone number: 217-243-5846
Contact person: Patty or Connie

Lincoln Land Community College – Career Training

Type of service: Career Training

What they do: Certified Nurse’ Assistant, LPN (in Jacksonville). Other programs in Springfield.

Who is eligible? Nurse’ Assistant – pass reading placement test, ACT of 22 or greater, able to pass background check, TB test; LPN – pass English placement test

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: Must fill out free “Admission Worksheet” on the website.

Address: 32 S. Central Park, Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone number: 217-243-6699
Contact person: Keri Mason
Email: Keri.Mason@llcc.edu

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Jacksonville DREAM Center Foundation

Type of service: Drop-in Center

What they do: provide space for youth and families to drop and learn something. Homework help, activities (fine arts, performing arts, computers, life skills all happen here, depending on the day!)

Who is eligible? Open to all junior high, high school, and post secondary youth. You can even bring your friends or family with you!

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: Email or call with questions

Address: 210 W. College, Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Most afternoons and evenings from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Call or email ahead of time to get matched with someone.
Phone Number: 217-473-1303
Email: jacksonvilledreamcenter@gmail.com

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​Job Corps

Type of service: Education and Career Training

What they do: Job training, academic completion

Who is eligible? Youth ages 16-24, legal US resident, or lawfully admitted permanent resident alien, refugee, asylee, or parolee, meets low income criteria, needs technical training or assistance to finish school or find a job, parent/guardian consent (if minor), does not have behavioral problems, not on court supervision (probation), free from illegal drug use

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: call and speak to an operator or fill out this application to get started.

Phone number: 800-733-JOBS

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