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.”
The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership will remain open and operational during this heightened time of awareness due to the COVID-19 virus. Our staff is working hard to provide resources to both employers and job seekers alike. To learn more, read a message from our Chief Executive Officer.
The City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health announced a $56 million grant award to the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership to create 600 contact tracing jobs to combat the spread of COVID-19. To learn more, read a message from our Chief Executive Officer.
Roadtrip Nation Documentary Airing This Sunday Features Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership CEO and Suburban Chicago Young Adult Job Seeker
July 30, 2020
Request for Proposal – Community Hiring of Chicago COVID-19 Contact Tracing Corps – Funding Round 2
July 28, 2020
Request for Proposal – Community Hiring of Chicago COVID-19 Contact Tracing Corps – Funding Round 1
July 17, 2020
The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Joins Roadtrip Nation In Virtual Premiere Of Documentary Featuring Career Exploration For Young Adults
July 14, 2020
$56 million grant awarded to the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership to create 600 contact tracing jobs to combat the spread of COVID-19
July 2, 2020
The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership receives $56 million grant from the City Of Chicago and Chicago Department of Public Health to create 600 contact tracing jobs
June 30, 2020
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!