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Hire the Future

Hire the Future (HTF) is designed to facilitate the transition of young adults, between 16 and 24 years of age, into adulthood and into the workplace. HTF program provides students with exposure to the workplace environment including an understanding of work requirements and education and necessary skills needed.

Hire the Future Help and Resources
Hire the Future can:
  • Teach job readiness skills
  • Assist with job search and placement
  • Career information for parents, educators, and students

Steps to Enroll

  1. Complete the Illinois JobLink Enrollment form.
  2. For youth who are still enrolled in high school, have the student's guidance counselor complete the Reference Form.
  3. Use the IDES Office Locator to bring the completed forms to the office nearest you.
  4. Participating youth will create an Illinois JobLink (IJL) profile in order to receive Hire the Future career program services
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