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Cook County has an abundance of opportunity for workforce training and career openings. Explore the opportunities below to build a better future.
Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Job Training Placement
In collaboration with the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, the Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Job Training and Placement Program helps jobseekers and workers impacted by the pandemic get back to work and find new career opportunities.
Get Hired IL
Have you lost your job as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? Employers are out there looking for workers to help with the response. Head to the link below to find out what employment options are available throughout Illinois.
A 360° vision for community-connected employment:
Through localized mentorship, direct investment and specialized services, HIRE360 will strengthen the participation of underrepresented populations in the Chicago area — with a special focus on engaging youth to consider the trades as a viable and inspiring career path, mentoring and growing Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) firms and creating a supply chain of partners that are accountable to higher participation standards. Click the link below to learn more about the opportunities available to you.
ConstructionWorks Powered by the Illinois Tollway and administered by The Partnership is a free program designed to link job seekers with opportunities for rewarding careers in Illinois’ high-demand transportation-related construction industry.
How do I apply?
If you are over the age of 18, and you live in Chicago, Suburban Cook County, Waukegan, Aurora and Rockford, this might be for you.
This interest form will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Once completed, you will be contacted directly by a member of the ConstructionWorks team.
Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)
HCCTP is a 12-week program at South Suburban College aimed at helping you learn the skills necessary to start a high-paying career in the highway construction trades.
Employment & Employer Services
E&ES connects individuals, families, and businesses in Chicagoland to the resources they need. E&ES offers a range of services, from talent recruiting and career development to family support and counseling.
National Able Network
National Able Network’s mission is to help make careers happen. Clients receive personalized career supports that integrate career coaching, specialized training, and direct connections to the job market. Their programs are designed to assist job seekers from all backgrounds, including the unemployed, career changers, military veterans, seniors, and aspiring IT professionals.
Information Technology (IT) Career Lab
National Able’s IT Career Lab is an accelerated 16-week training format designed to help students transition from the classroom into careers. IT Career Lab blends classroom instruction, online coursework and live practicum in a state-of-the-art lab as part of its pioneering instructional approach while offering small class sizes, a direct link to the job market and a personal laptop computer for students to keep.
Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC)
Since 1967, CAIC has served the changing needs of business and industry within the Greater Calumet Region. CAIC has a variety of workforce development programs to address industry’s need for manufacturing talent & training.
Manufacturing Careers Internship Program
The Manufacturing Careers Internship Program (MCIP), facilitated by Business and Career Services (BCS), is a nationally recognized award winning Program that began six years ago to address the employment needs of 18-24 year olds and introduce them to careers in manufacturing. This Program is designed to get young adults on a positive path to self-sufficiency and a viable career in manufacturing.
The MCIP Program consists of a 4-week Boot camp where interns receive training that prepares them for a 6-week paid internship at a manufacturing facility. In the Boot Camp interns receive OSHA 10 and Forklift Certifications, Introduction to Blueprint Reading, Basic Shop Math, resume and interview preparation, conflict resolution, and financial literacy.
Chicago's Community Kitchens Program
Chicago’s Community Kitchens is a 14-week food service job-training program for people who are unemployed or underemployed. Check out the video below to learn more.
Steelworker for the Future
ArcelorMittal has partnered with local community colleges to offer Steelworker for the Future ®, an associate degree program that combines classroom learning with hands-on training, all while earning wages. Steelworker for the Future ® prepares individuals for high-tech, well-paying jobs in steel or manufacturing. at ArcelorMittal, the average income of a steelworker is around $90,000 plus benefits.
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (CCWP) offers a range of employment services and trainings for all residents of Cook County, including you. CCWP works with the workforce centers and industry centers to help you find a job.
CEDA Employment Training
CEDA provides job readiness training and permanent job placement for suburban Cook County eligible participants.
Apply for paid internships in Technology, Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics for young adults ages 16-24 in southern Cook County.