American Job Centers (AJC)
The Partnership funds 10 American Job Centers (AJC) in the Chicagoland area, five in Chicago and five in suburban Cook County.
AJCs have experienced career counselors on staff who work with job seekers to identify their interests, assess their skills and abilities, and provide career coaching, interview prep, resume assistance, job placement, and on-the-job training opportunities.
The Partnership provides funding to private and community-based organizations known as delegate agencies. All agencies serve residents of Cook County and Chicago. These agencies provide comprehensive workforce development services by helping job-seekers prepare for and find jobs, connect to career services, and access a range of resources. Click here to find an agency near you
The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership’s workforce development network includes four industry sector centers serving Chicago and Cook County. Each center focuses on a high-demand employment sector, allowing The Partnership to align with employers who are in need of a skilled workforce and ensure The Partnership’s job training programs prepare job seekers for real, immediate employment opportunities. Additionally, the centers offer employers curated and targeted HR solutions, retention services that support supervising staff and new hires, and connection to other economic development resources throughout the region. The Partnership’s sector centers focus on these four industries: Information Technology; Healthcare; Hospitality and Tourism; and Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. To learn more click here.
Training Providers are approved colleges, universities and private institutions that provide technical (or classroom) training in high-demand career industries for people enrolled in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program. Providers fund participant’s training through individual training accounts or ITAs. These awards provide credits for training but can only be issued if you are a Designated Training Provider. Learn how to join our list of providers here.