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Skills for Chicagoland's Future Announces New Youth Unemployment Initiative "Beyond Diploma"

After about two years of research and planning, Skills for Chicagoland’s Future announced today an initiative to connect unemployed youth with jobs, provide them with higher education opportunities, and give them the social supports to stay employed and succeed. It’s called “Beyond the Diploma.”

Take Your Job Search to the Next Level

Are you currently unemployed or underemployed? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by job searching? Are you struggling to find a way to get your resume noticed? Let Skills for Chicagoland’s Future get you back to work.

Team Hope

Greater West Town Wood Products Manufacturing class graduates with a hope-filled spirit.

Forest Preserves of Cook County Launches Pilot Program for Youth Employment.
Forest Preserves of Cook County Launches Pilot Program for Youth Employment. Teens will learn conservation work and make improvements to local habitats. This year, the Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps program will engage 66 youth, ages 15 to 19, in a six-week hands-on summer work experience. To learn how your organization can partner with the Forest Preserves on summer youth employment opportunities, contact Alice Brandon, resource management programming manager for the Forest Preserves, by email at alice.brandon@cookcountyil.gov.
 
Cutting Corners for Chanel and Cartier

Greater West Town graduate overcomes obstacles to get to the fulfilling, well-paid job she wanted.

AMAZON Is Hiring!

Amazon is hiring for seasonal positions right now for their recently opened Joliet, IL fulfillment center.

Updating Your Skills: Success for Nancy at Greater West Town

Proof positive that adult education works to get people working!  Read Nancy's story of success, in celebration of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.  Then call Greater West Town and start your own journey toward a career: 312-563-9570.

100K Opportunities Initiative CHICAGO | Jobs Youth 16-24

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is an effort that is committed to helping young adults who are not in school find jobs and get connected to employment services and resources. In the Chicagoland area, at least 1,000 young adults will be hired over the next 18 months. #StartSomewhere First Opportunity Fair & Forum Coming to Chicago on Aug. 13, Hosted by Common!

Put Your Summer to Work!

Greater West Town's Wood Products Manufacturing Training prepares individuals in 15 weeks for entry-level positions as skilled cabinetmaker apprentices, bench carpenters, machine operators, CNC operators, assemblers, solid surface counter fabricators. M-F, full time. Next class starts late June. Job Placement Services Included. Great careers start here!!!  Call 312-563-9570.

 

Opportunity Rolls in for Greater West Town Graduate

Graduate of Greater West Town's Shipping & Receiving Program meets success on the job and in life!

Taking a Drastic Turn for the Better

Graduate of Greater West Town’s Shipping & Receiving Program tells about overcoming skills deficits, lack of experience, and lack of opportunity, getting a job, advancing in his career, and starting to dream big…

Daughter-Mother Team Complete and Compete

Greater West Town’s Shipping & Receiving and Wood Products Manufacturing Programs get you the skills to compete in today’s job market. Read how a mother-daughter pair took advantage of this free opportunity.

Greater West Town Celebrates National Education Week by Raising Academic Skills and Getting Adult Learners Back to Work

Expert in job training and placement, Greater West Town Training Partnership, celebrates National Education Week by connecting adult learners with career opportunities.

Greater West Town: Connecting Successfully with the Woodworking Industry

Learn to build cabinets and furniture, operate woodworking machines including CNC, read blueprints, measure accurately, and start a career in the satisfying field of wood products manufacturing.  Study at Greater West Town, an agency that connects with industry.