Trade & Training

Chicago-Cook Workforce Partnership offers free training for construction trades, manufacturing jobs

“I know how it feels to be out of work. I know how it feels to be collecting unemployment. I have been there. I have struggled as a single mom. I have,” said electrical apprentice Torian Anderson.

Anderson wanted to work in the construction trades but could not afford to pay for training. Now, she is working as an electrical apprentice with a full-time salary on the massive CTA Red-Purple line modernization project.”It’s exciting that when I get on the train and I look, I know that these trains are going back and forth and getting people where they have to go safely based off the work that I did and my coworkers and counterparts as well,” Anderson said.  Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership at or text skilltrades to 474747

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Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters’ Apprentice Program has opened its application period from April 26 through May 27, 2021 for General Construction.

For more information, please visit

IBEW Local 9’s Outdoor Electrical Worker / Line Maintainers Apprenticeship Program will be accepting applications in May 2021. Applications will be accepted by appointment only starting May 17 – 21 and May 24 – 28. All applicants must have a CDL-A driver’s license or CDL-A permit with medical card.

For more information, please visit

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Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell: Forklift Training

We are hiring! 🚂
A PTC Technical Support Administrator must have excellent technical knowledge and be able to communicate effectively about problems and solutions. They must also be customer-focused and patient with difficult customers. PTC Technical Support Administrators provide 365/7/24 implementation and troubleshooting services for the PTC System.
For more information on this position and to apply:

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Plumbers’ Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local 130 UA 2021

Plumbers’ JAC Local 130, UA will be accepting applications for admission to the Plumbing Apprenticeship Program starting on January 24, 2021 through March 6, 2021 OR the first 2.000 submissions, whichever comes first ONLINE at


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 The Inaugural Aviation Technician Program gets underway with its first cohort starting. Orientation was held at the main campus on Wednesday for the program that will be held at our satellite campus, the  Olive Harvey South Chicago Learning Center-SCLC.   For more information call 773 -291 – 6656



Our mission is to close the workforce skills gap and assist unemployed job-seekers in re-entering the workforce. We work with local employers to identify their hiring needs and match them with qualified unemployed job seekers in Chicago and Cook County. We also help employers fund customized and on-the-job training programs so that candidates have the necessary skills to succeed from their first day on the job. We are endorsed by City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and supported by funding from the City of Chicago, Cook County, State of Illinois and private and corporate foundations.


Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
Job Training and Placement
DaLina Bailey
8650 S. Commerical Ave
Chicago, IL


ABJ Community Services C.O.N.N.E.C.T.S

 Youth Community Job Readiness Training Program As a Violence Reduction Strategy

A Special Friend Career Training
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A Special Friend Career Training is a not for profit organization committed to creating a positive impact on the health care industry. It believes in the uniqueness of each individual in terms of learning styles and prioritization of education as an integral part of social advancement.

As a training center, A Special Friend focuses on the overall success of the student populace within and beyond the school structure and how these successes can benefit society. The school aims to develop well rounded health care professionals by providing high quality education through strict adherence to state educational standards, development of relevant curricula and ensuring dynamic yet effective methods of instruction. It also seeks to create a steady pool of highly-skilled manpower for the employment market through fast-tracked scheduling of courses.

A Special Friend Career Training

9204 S Commercial Ave. Suite 309

Chicago, IL 60617

(M) 312-772-6469

(O) 872 666-5055

(F) 844-270-7048

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 The Black United Funds Trading Center
1750 E. 71st

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Greater Chicago Food Dispository


Pantry University courses are open to member agencies of the Food Depository. Please refer to the course listing for class descriptions and offerings. These forms can be used for registration.

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Community and Network Services

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The Black Oaks Center

Farmer Training

Vision Statement

Our vision is to create safe, healing spaces founded on the principles of environmental stewardship and social equality. A place where community can learn skills required to master sustainability to lead a successful transition to a post carbon world. From this, our communities, families, and children will be resilient. Hence, they will be fully capable of being lifeboats thriving during an energy descent.

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Bricklayers Local 21 accepting applications for apprenticeships

This apprentice program is year round.
Where: 2140 Corporate Drive , Addison, IL 60101
When: Monday- Thursday
From: 8:30 am- 3:00 pm
For more information, contact Dave Wysocki at 630-953-0835 or email at

Chicago Area Painters, Decorators, and Drywallers now accepting applications for apprenticeships

Where:1101 Taft Avenue, Berkeley, Illinois 60163
When:Monday through Friday
From:10 a.m. to 2 p.m
For more information, or to arrange an appointment, please call 708-449-5282  Ext. 0

Electrical Workers Local 134 now accepting applications for apprenticeships 

Where:6201 W. 115th Street, Alsip, Illinois
When: Every Wednesday
From:  9:00 am- 11:00 am
For more information, please call (708)389-1340  or visit

Laborers accepting applications for apprenticeships
This apprentice program is year round.
For more information, please call Apprentice Coordinator: Paul Hoetzer at 630-653-0006 or

Roofers Local 11 accepting applications for apprenticeships

Where: 7045 Joliet Road,Indian Head Park, Illinois 60525
When:  Monday- Friday
From: 7:30 am- 2:00 pm
For more information, please contact Chicago Roofers Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program at 708-246-4488 or

Tuckpointers Local 21 accepting application

This apprentice program is year around.
Where: 2140 Corporate Drive , Addison, IL 60101
When: Monday- Thursday
From: 8:30 am- 3:00 pm
For more information, please contact Dave Wysocki at 630-953-0835 or email at




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