About LWIA 23

Serving thirteen counties, LWIA 23 is the administrator of public workforce programs under the leadership of the business-led Local Workforce Innovation Board. We connect job seekers and employers through our training and education services. We develop the workforce through innovative talent pipeline initiatives with the ultimate success of the employer and job seeker in mind.

Clark | Clay | Coles | Crawford | Cumberland | Edgar | Effingham | Fayette | Jasper | Marion | Moultrie | Richland

One-Stop Center

Located in Effingham, the One-Stop Center is designed to provide a full range of assistance to job seekers under one roof. The Center offers training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services.

Our Partners

Partnership is the key to our success.

Success Stories

CEFS Career Planners nominate participants Success Stories every year. LWIA 23 Board Members select one story to be named the winner.

“After I graduated from High School I was unemployed and had very limited work experience. I went to the C.E.F.S. WIOA office in Effingham. My Career Planner placed me at the Child Development Center, I really love working at the Center and love all the kids. It has been an enjoyable experience for me.”

–Brandy from Effingham

” While in high school, I was enrolled in the WIOA Work Experience Program. I was placed at Vandalia Rehabilitation. After completing the Certified Nurses Training Program through Kaskaskia College I was hired permanently at Vandalia Rehabiltation. With great support from my family and my C.E.F.S. Career Planner I have overcome issues with low self-esteem and struggles in the classroom. Thanks to the support of C.E.F.S., I plan to someday be an LPN and work as a flight nurse.”

–Betty from Shobonier


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