Chicago Heights Workforce Center at Prairie State College

Location:
ATOC 148

Contact:
Phone: (708) 709-3911
Fax: (708) 709-7832

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Resource Room Hours:
M-F 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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Our Mission

The primary mission of the Chicago Heights Workforce Center at Prairie State College is to assist Cook County residents with grant-funded training and career opportunities that result in career paths and self-sufficiency.  In addition, assist employers in developing the workforce and identifying qualified candidates to meet their employment needs.

The following free services are available at the Chicago Heights Workforce Center at Prairie State College:

Eligibility

Adult or Dislocated Worker programs if you meet one or more of following eligibility guidelines and provide verification and other required documentation:

  1. You are unlikely to return to prior industry or occupation
  2. You were laid off or terminated due to a plant closure or substantial layoff
  3. You were formerly self-employed but are currently unemployed
  4. You are a Displaced Homemaker
  5. You are currently receiving unemployment benefits
  6. Currently employed but, receiving wages below the low income standard for WIA eligibility
  7. Currently receiving SNAP or TANF benefits from the State of Illinois
Career Counseling

Our Resource Room or Career Services Specialist can help you research different options and create a plan to meet your career goals.

Training and Education

Opportunities for training vouchers for WIA approved training programs of customer choice.  Visit https://iwds.dceo.illinois.gov/iwds/iwdshome.html  for a list of WIA-approved training programs.
NOTE:  Individuals must be Workforce Investment Act (WIA) eligible in order to access these training programs.  Those who qualify to receive assistance will have their tuition, books, fees and instructional materials paid up to the maximum amount allowed.

Job Development /Placement

Through our connection to employers within Cook County, we offer you access to companies hiring now and looking to hire in the near future.

Resource Room

Materials and resources to promote the latest job market information, employment listings, internet access, interactive tutorial software, job search and job posting tools. All materials and resources are available and free of charge to the general public.

Workshops

Our workshops cover topics such as career exploration, resume writing, interviewing and life skills, basic computer skills, financial literacy, and job retention.

Referrals

The Chicago Heights Workforce Center at Prairie State College can connect you to community resources for everything from child care to adult literacy programs.

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