Training & Education

The Staff Development Committee has been formed to bring a different level of training to the Chamber. This page will be utilized to display upcoming training and educational events put on by our Chamber members.
 
McKendree offers a 10% tuition discount to any Chamber member and their employees. This discount is only eligible if the Chamber agrees to a no-fee partnership. View Flyer

Lindenwood University is offering opportunities for members of the Troy Chamber of Commerce and their families. View the Memorandum of Understanding for more information.

Wisper Book List & Hiring Process Information

A big "Thank You" to Nathan Stooke of Wisper Internet for Speaking at the Business Before Breakfast on June 20th, 2018.  Below is a link to the Wisper Book List and Hiring Process Information that he mentioned at the event. 
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2018 Leadership Series of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois Education Committee

The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois Education Committee is excited to announce the 2018 Leadership Series. The series is a great way for individuals to enhance their maximum potential through professional development.
The 2018 Leadership Series is open to anyone who wants to learn from experienced professionals and will be held at Southern Illinois Builders Association in O’Fallon, Ill., from 8-11 a.m. on the following dates:
•    August 16 – Innovative Budgeting in Changing Times (Financial Vision and Best Practices)
•    September 20 – Strategic Planning (Competitive Intelligence, Strategic Visioning, Leading Change and Competitive Positioning Strategies)
The sessions cost $375 for all 6 sessions or $75 per session. Limited space is available, but companies may send multiple people to one or more sessions. For more information, please contact Liz at the Leadership Council by email at office@leadershipcouncilswil.com or call (618) 692-9745.  View the Flyer

Tentative Date for ALICE Training

TPD Sgt Ryan Meier is currently working with ALICE Training Institute (ATI) http://www.alicetraining.com and the Bethel Baptist Church in an attempt to bring the ATI to conduct a 2 day active shooter response course.  Once you complete the course you will be certified through ATI to train ALICE in your area.  This course is open for law enforcement and civilians.  If you are interested in this course, please contact Sgt Meier directly at rmeier@troypolice.us.  Please help us pass this to every law enforcement agency, church, school, business, hospital and our entire community.  
 
The tentative course date is October 2nd and Oct 3rd at the Bethel Baptist Church in Troy.

Immigrants in Our Midst Conference

October 5th 2018 at SIUE
Topics Include:
Changing Demographics
Updates to DACA, Legislative Fixes, and Legal Hot Topics
Community Outreach & Community Organizing
Historical Context
Key Note Speaker
Frequently Faced Roadblocks

View the Informational Flyer
View the Agenda
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Workforce Innovation & Oportunity Act

We assist with:
Tuition, fees, uniforms and graduation cost
Career Counseling & Job Search Assistance
Training opportunities for careers in industries with high growth occupations

Find Out More - View the Flyer

On-the-Job Training Helping Your Business

Illinois WorkNet Centers offer On-the-Job Training (OJT) to help your business save hiring and training cost for new hires.
The OJT Program Provides:
Cost Savings; Excellent Employees; Convenience

Your Business Can Participate if:
- OJT position is permanent and full-time (32+ hours/week)
- OJT position pays at least $10/hour
Contact us to learn more about how your business can participate!
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Madison County Employment and Training Services

Through the Madison County Employment and Training Department and the Local One-Stop Centers, we can recruit a qualified pool of applicants tha tmeet the specific needs of your business or organization.  The following services are provided:
- Recruitment Assistance
- Job Fair/Hiring Event Coordination
- Labor market Information
- Testing
- On the Job Training (for qualified employees)
- Incumbent Worker Training (for qualified businesses)
- Apprenticeships
Get Involved with Madison County Employment and Training - View the Flyer

Incumbent Worker Training

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) can help qualifying companies upgrade the skills of existing employees that will ultimately help the company remain competitive, increase profits, and support the growth of the company.  Based on the size of the company, up to 90% of the costs of training can be reimbursed through the program.

View the Flyer for Training Quick Facts

Requirements for Registering an Apprenticeship Program

Registered Apprenticeship benefits employers by providing them with a pipeline of skilled workers with industry-specific training and hands-on experience.  Registered Apprenticeship programs are customizable to match the employer's need and highly flexible in order to always meet the employer's changing requirements.

View the Flyer to find out more about creating a Registered Apprenticeship Program