BEST, Inc. Staff Meet with Sauk Valley Community College Students at Healthcare Orientation Meetings

Have you ever wanted to work in the healthcare field? Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.6 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.

This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 5/2021) In June, Career Advisor’s Shelley Zinke and Paige Fritz attended the staff and student healthcare program orientation meetings at Sauk Valley Community College to share information about how BEST, Inc. can help fund eligible educational programs up to $13,000 for tuition, books and fees. Students must meet eligibility requirements. For more information please call 815-625-9648.

Business Employment Skills Team, Inc. (BEST, Inc.) is a non-profit agency that administers federally-funded programs such as Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Bureau, Carroll, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Putnam and Whiteside Counties. With offices in Oglesby, Ottawa, Dixon, Princeton, Sterling, Oregon, Galena and Mt. Carroll its focus is assisting adults and youth gain meaningful employment through training, job search assistance and work experience.

BEST, Inc. can help you look for jobs, apply for jobs, prepare resumes and assist with employment search. To find out more about how you can benefit from these services please contact BEST, Inc. at 815-625-9648 or TTY at 1-800-526-0844. Some services are dependent upon meeting eligibility requirements. Check out our website at

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