Opportunity Works


Working in conjunction with the Office of the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners , the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership developed and launched Opportunity Works, an initiative that introduces unemployed young adults from suburban Cook County between the ages of 16 - 24 to careers in Manufacturing, Information Technology, Transportation, Distribution and Logistics, and other high-growth, high-demand sectors.

 

Three-Step Application / Eligibility Process


Step 1: Complete Partnership application

Click Here To Access The Application

Step 2: Attend Information Orientation

Orientation dates will be shared once application is completed.

Step 3: Complete grant paperwork

 

Transportation & Logistics

 

 
 

Information Technology

 

 
 

Manufacturing

 

 
 

Benefits of being enrolled in the program:

  • Transportation assistance
  • Stipends for attending scheduled career courses
  • Paid internship opportunities
  • Receive work attire at no cost

Program offerings

  • Subsidized internships
  • Career exploration
  • Foundation skills training
  • Job placement and retention support
  • Transporation
  • Wraparound services

How do I know if I'm eligible?

  • Are you currently out of school?
  • Are you 16 - 24 years old?
  • Do you live in suburban Cook County?
  • Are you currently unemployed?
  • If you answered yes, then you may be eligible to apply!

For More Information:

Prairie State College Opportunity Works Initiative
Call (708) 709-7741 or email oppworks@prairiestate.edu

 

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