Job Training & Employment Services for CHA Residents & HCV Recipients
The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership partners with the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) to offer a comprehensive job training program to CHA residents and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) recipients. Register here.
The Partnership offers dedicated career coaching, job training, and employment services to the CHA community as part of our shared investment in the talent and potential of communities across our region. Everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed.
The program focuses on helping participants improve their resumes and interview skills to compete for jobs in high-growth industries such as healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and construction. We offer several services, including:
- Placement into family-sustaining employment
- Computer Skills Training
- Technical Skills Training
- Resume Building
- Interviewing Skills
- And More!
Our goal is to help CHA residents find fulfilling jobs in their fields of interest and put them on a path to long-term employment. We work closely with employers to create opportunities for our participants and help them build their skills to land jobs that pay a living wage.
Shree R. is a Chicago Housing Authority Housing (CHA) resident living on the Westside of Chicago. Eric, a Career Coach who works for The Partnership, met Shree at a job fair hosted by CHA. With Shree showing her confidence and professionalism at the hiring event, Eric was excited to continue to work with her and help her secure full-time employment.
Eric referred her to KRA Westside American Job Center, a part of the Partnership’s network of services. After KRA reviewed Shree’s resume, they interviewed her for a Business Services Representative position. Shree got the job and enjoys helping businesses find highly skilled employees and helping job seekers find employment.
If you are a CHA recipient or HCV recipient interested in participating in this program, please click on the link above and complete the application. You will be contacted by one of our career services professionals to learn more about your career needs and discuss steps.