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 …

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 …

Request for Proposals for Chicago Codes Program Operator

August 27, 2018 Request for Proposals

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 …

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Receives Facebook Investment to Boost Efforts for Chicago Codes

June 20, 2018 Media Release

50 Chicago Codes Participants Will Receive Scholarships from Facebook CHICAGO – (JUNE 20, 2018) The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership), today, announced Facebook will provide 50 scholarships for students to participate in coding boot camps offered through the Chicago Codes initiative to learn web and mobile development. “Chicago Codes will spark access to technology …