About Opportunity Works

More than 33,000 young adults are disconnected from both work and school, in suburban Cook County. At the same time, many employers report a shortage of skilled workers.

Opportunity Works trains young adults in suburban Cook County and connects them with businesses that are looking for new employees. If you are selected for this program, you will participate in a paid internship that will expose you to exciting careers that you may not have thought about before. Opportunity Works will also connect you to the resources you need to get a good-paying job.

This program is open to all of suburban Cook County, offering sector-specific training in these:

  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Thanks to our community-based Partner Agencies who are creating opportunities for young adults across the county:

  • Business and Career Services
  • Prairie State College
  • Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action
  • Opportunity Advancement Innovation, Inc. (OAI)

How do I apply?

If you are a young adult between the ages of 16 and 24 who is not in school or working and you live in suburban Cook County, this might be for you.

Apply online now: Opportunity Works Youth Application

To learn more e-mail: agarcia@chicookworks.org