Job Readiness Training

The Springfield Urban League serves as an Illinois WorkNet portal that provides community residents access to online training, employment opportunities, resources and workshops. Local residents are able to participate in instructor led or one-on-one courses including the following: Basic Computer, Internet & Email Skills, Basic Word and Excel, resume development, and interview etiquette. Free access for printing and research is also available for the public at two Urban League facilities in Springfield, IL.

TABE Testing

Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is designed specifically for adult populations. It is standardized tests that assess student mastery of basic educational skills in reading and math. The results of the test evaluate your ability to understand the curriculum of your chosen training program, as well as your ability to pass any required state certification and licensing exams.

Your score will be a grade point average, not a pass of fail, and the acceptable score/level will depend on the training program you are interested in attending.

The following links will provide you with resources that may assist you in preparing for and achieving an optimal score on the TABE Test:

Basic Addition | Math Secrets | Math Practice | Math Decimals | Multiplying Positive and Negative Numbers | Adding & Subtracting Integers | Percentages | Fractions | Reading Skills for TABE | Reading Comprehension

To take the TABE Test for FREE and receive tutoring call the Springfield Urban League Inc. 217-789-0830 Ext. 1604

Land of Lincoln Workforce Alliance Community Centers provide workshops and job readiness in your community.

1300 South 9th Street, Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: (217) 524-5996 Fax: (217) 524-6096 TTY Service: (217) 558-3530 Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Heartland Community College 620 Broadway Lincoln, Illinois 62656 Phone: (217) 651-8193 Tuesdays & Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Menard County Courthouse 102 South 7th Street Petersburg, Illinois 62675 Phone: (217) 632-4412 Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LLCC Beardstown Center 109 White Pine Lane Beardstown, Illinois 62618 Phone: (217) 323-1853 Thurs 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Orientation every Monday @10:00 AM

Springfield Urban League Inc.
Empowerment Center/ 257 Studio
700 South Livingston Ave.
Springfield, IL 62703
217-241-5990 Ext. 1600

Services Offered:

  • Case Management
  • Life Skills/Goal Setting
  • Financial Planning
  • Job Placement
  • Resume Generator


If you’re brand new to computers and social media or need to brush up your skills, our in-person classes teach you the basics of computing, managing your way through Microsoft Office or Google Business Suites. Three different classes are offered in our Career Development Centers and all are 100% free.

  • Intro to Computers 101 – Covering computer basics, online safety, and social media and cloud storage.
  • Intro to Computers 102 – Explore Microsoft Office including writing documents, creating spreadsheets, calendars, PowerPoint and more.
  • Intro to Computers 103 – Discover the Google Business Suite and learn to write documents, handle spreadsheets, and create digital presentations and online forms and surveys.
  • Intro to Computers FINAL PROJECT – Using knowledge gained from previous classes, research, build and present a final project from a set of technology topics.

Free & Open to the Public Classes

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 08, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 15, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 22, 2019