THE CHICAGO COOK WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP AND COOK COUNTY BOARD PRESIDENT TONI PRECKWINKLE RECEIVE CONTRIBUTION FROM UNION PACIFIC FOR OPPORTUNITY WORKS PROGRAM

September 20, 2018 News

For Immediate Release: Media Contact: Dunni T. Cosey Gay (312) 833-8973 or DGay@workforceboard.org Chicago – Union Pacific Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Lance Fritz today awarded the first part of a multi-year, $300,000 Community Ties Giving Program regional grant supporting the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership). The $100,000 contribution presented to Cook County Board President …

Request for Proposals for Chicago Codes Program Operator

August 27, 2018 News

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a program operator for Chicago Codes. Proposals are due Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00pm Central Time. Launching this year, Chicago Codes will identify untapped tech talent in Chicago and offer enrollment in a rigorous, tuition-free coding academy in a high-need community on …

New Location for Garfield Workforce Center

December 14, 2016 News

The Garfield Workforce Center is relocating to 605 S. Albany, Chicago, Illinois 60612, on Monday, January 9, 2017. The 10 S. Kedzie location will remain open for business until Thursday, January 5, 2017. Some operations may be hampered as they prepare to relocate, please call (773) 722-3885 before visiting the center.

Walmart Foundation Aims to Increase Economic Mobility in Growing Retail Industry Through an Investment that Strengthens Career Services Programs Nationwide

September 7, 2016 News

Sept. 7, 2016 – As a next step in an effort to increase economic mobility of workers in retail and adjacent sectors in the U.S., the Walmart Foundation today announced 10 Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) across the country will receive funding from The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership). The Partnership selected 10 WDBs to …

Cook County job training chief: $60 million budget not enough to meet need

July 8, 2016 News

When Karin Norington-Reaves was asked to take over Cook County’s beleaguered jobs training agency more than five years ago, her exact words, as she recalls, were: “Hell, no.” What was then the President’s Office of Employment Training had been subject to several federal investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions for embezzlement and fraud. Once Norington-Reaves …