Based in Urbana, Illinois, the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is an intergovernmental membership organization that provides a variety of programming in the areas of regional, environmental, and transportation planning; economic, community, and workforce development; social services; early childhood education; and technical assistance in East Central Illinois.
RPC administers the federal workforce development program in East Central Illinois. The local workforce investment area (LWIA) includes Champaign, Ford, Piatt, and Iroquois counties. The federal workforce program is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market, and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.
As part of a comprehensive laborshed study being conducted by RPC in 2018 and 2019, regional workforce profiles have been compiled in order to provide an initial overview of each county’s workforce demographics.