WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Regional Plan 2020
February 18, 2020
WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Local Plan 2020
February 14, 2020
IN THE WORKS: CHICAGO COOK WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP’S ENEWSLETTER – DECEMBER, 2019
February 5, 2020
CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA RADIO INTERVIEW WITH PARTNERSHIP CEO KARIN M. NORINGTON-REAVES
January 30, 2020
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) selected as an Uber Community Impact Initiative partner
November 2, 2019
WBBM News Radio Interview with Partnership CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves
September 30, 2019
Near West American Job Center participant makes more than $20/hr after earning a Commercial Driver’s Liscence, completing training. Now working as a driver for a trucking company, he credits The Partnership’s American Job Center stating “This program helped me get a career that will provide for myself and family. It allowed me to see the world…I got to meet a lot of cool people that I never would’ve met without it.”
Near West American Job Center Participant struggled finding a full time job when the economic recession was in full swing. With the program, the Participant was able to get the help needed to find a new IT career. “The real challenge for me was not knowing what to put into the resume. I had plenty of design and multimedia experience, so I had a great resume in that respect, but I got two certifications from IT Career Lab (ITCL) so I didn’t know how to build a whole resume just based on that.” This participant now makes more than $20/hr working as a Technical Support Engineer.
Chicago Magnesium is a metals manufacturer for the aviation industry located in the south suburbs. They have been a long-time partner of Opportunity Works partner since 2017. Chicago Magnesium provides company tours for interns and speakers for career exploration activities. This strong partnership has provided a path for ten former Opportunity Works interns to transition into full-time positions at Chicago Magnesium.
Montserrat was matched with Blue Lacuna 1647, a co-working space and business incubator in Pilsen. She taught computer game development to 8 – 12-year-olds for the Latina Girl’s Code. As a result of Montserrat’s hard work throughout the Opportunity Works program, Blue Lacuna offered her a position as a subcontractor at North Eastern Illinois University where she teaches classes in web design and development!