$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 Uncategorized

Instant translation available via Google Translate on the top right Dear Friend, The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is proud to announce our collaboration with education and research partners University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health (UIC), NORC at the University of Chicago, Malcolm X College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, and …

COVID-19: How the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is helping

March 26, 2020 Uncategorized

中文 | Polski | Instant translation available via Google Translate on the top right Dear Friend, The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is working diligently to support jobseekers, employers, and our collaborators during the COVID-19 national health emergency. This pandemic profoundly impacts our region’s economy, its workers and businesses, thus, The Partnership remains fully operational and continues …

CHA’S DEARBORN HOMES RECEIVES $2.8 MILLION GRANT THAT SUPPORTS WORK READINESS

February 28, 2020 Uncategorized

CHICAGO (Feb. 24, 2020) – The Chicago Housing Authority has received a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Friday for the JobsPlus program that supports job readiness and connect public housing residents at Dearborn Homes with employment, education and financial empowerment services. CHA is one of nine Public …

Request For Proposal – Program Operator (National Health Emergency Opioid Crisis National Emergency Grant)

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to current WIOA agencies serving Dislocated Workers for a program operator for the National Health Emergency Opioid Crisis National Emergency Grant. Proposals are due Friday, March 6, 2020, at 4:30pm CST. This National Emergency Grant is made possible by the Illinois Department of …

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Regional Plan 2020

February 18, 2020 News, Uncategorized

The Workforce Partners of Metropolitan Chicago have drafted the 2020-2024 Regional Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Four-Year Plan for the Workforce Innovation Areas of the Northeast Economic Development Region (NEEDR) including Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties. This Regional Plan will be integrated into the State of Illinois …

Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG)

April 24, 2019 Uncategorized

In conjunction with the Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago, The Partnership’s HPOG program supports the development, implementation, and/or expansion of healthcare Bridge Programs in Cook County and throughout the metropolitan region. The goal is to advance Bridge Programs as a model for providing low income, low skilled individuals with career opportunities in the healthcare industry. …

State Energy Sector Partnership

April 24, 2019 Uncategorized

This U.S. Department of Labor multi-year grant was used for training, certification and job placement in a variety of energy-related occupations/fields, including: gas utility, masonry, carpentry, building analyst and energy auditor. Partner agencies included: the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, Chicago Women In Trades, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEAA), the Utility Workers Union (UWUA), …

Youth Workforce Hospital/High School Initiative

April 24, 2019 Uncategorized

An initiative of the Michael Reese Health Trust, the Youth Workforce Hospital/High School program is a collaborative pilot project tasked with creating a sustainable and replicable model for effectively linking Chicago Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education students with employer provided work-based learning opportunities that align fully with the Health Sciences student development curriculum. Hospitals …