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 HEALTHCARE SECTOR CENTER
The Chicagoland Healthcare Sector Center offers work-readiness and employment placement services for job seekers interested in the healthcare industry in clinical and non-clinical positions. This also includes job seekers engaged in healthcare training at workforce centers, schools and vocational training programs in Chicago and suburban Cook County. Equus Workforce Solutions manages the sector center. Employers and job seekers can visit the website by clicking here.
THE HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM SECTOR CENTER
The Hospitality and Tourism Sector Center is a premier resource for employer engagement and job placement for the Hospitality and Tourism industry. The Sector serves industry businesses’ employment needs by providing recruiting, screening, train-to-hire, and employee training services, including employer-designed work-based learning projects.
The Hospitality and Tourism Sector Center is a Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Sector Center seeking to connect WIOA participants to job opportunities and recruit individuals who have not been determined eligible to receive WIOA individualized career services. The sector center is managed by Pyramid Partnership, Inc. to learn more click here.
The Information Technology Sector Center
The Information Technology Sector Center is the premiere resource that connects local businesses with job seekers to help build Chicago’s information technology sector. Learn more about how the IT sector workforce community can best partner with Chicago area employers to help fill their information technology hiring needs. Employers and job seekers can visit the website 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.