Career Seeker 2 -1

Emily, an Information Technology analyst, faced an unexpected layoff. With support from the American Job Center in Wheeling, COMNet Group, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Emily successfully completed an IT Management program, becoming a Certified Scrum Master, and earning over $100k.

Career Seeker 2 – 2

Kenneth has always loved driving, so the decision to pursue a Commercial Driver’s License was easy. Dutch Farms, a local Chicagoland poultry supplier, welcomed Kenneth a week after he finished his training and obtained his license. Kenneth’s achievements have made a generational impact – his own son now attends 160 Driving Academy and is working […]

Career Seekers 2 – 3

A customer came to the American Job Center in Maywood in need of employment. He found out about the programs available to help him upgrade his skills and further his education. Upon completion of an Informational Technology Management training, he entered a career and is now working as an Electronic Technician earning a competitive salary […]

Career Seekers 2 – 4

A customer came to the American Job Center at Daley College after being laid off from her job where she had a management role. She decided to pursue a certification in Project Management. She passed the state exam, obtained her certification, and secured a managerial position at Rush University Medical Center, earning close to $100,000 […]

Employer 2

The Partnership’s Hospitality & Tourism Sector partnered with Illinois Hospitality and Lodging Association for a Hospitality hiring event at the Swissotel. This event brought  15 hotels together in one place to interview talent so that the employers could fill their staffing needs. Fifty career seekers attended and many interviewed with more than one hotel, for […]

Employer 1

SmasHotels participated in a Hospitality Hiring Event hosted by Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association and The Partnership’s Hospitality & Tourism Sector Center. SmasHotels found many talented staff members at this event. Tina Beverly, VP of Human Resources for SmasHotels, has successfully used The Partnership’s business, on-the-job training, and customized training tools.

Career 4

Danielle P., a Symbol Training Institute student, decided to make a career change. Danielle was working in construction and dishwashing at a hotel before enrolling at Symbol Training Institute. Symbol provided training and allowed Danielle to get her “foot in the door” by helping her to land her current role as a Tool and Die […]

Career 3

“I never thought this would become a passion, but it really has,” says Alma M. Alma is a former Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) student who benefited from working with The Partnership’s network of services. She enrolled in the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) program at JARC and became a shop lead who manages trainees on […]

Career 2

Lama B. was a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) client who completed training and obtained advanced IT certifications in cloud and data management, and data analysis. Upon completion, she was referred to the IT Sector Center for job search assistance. The IT Sector Center assisted her with resume updates, interview prep, and setting up […]

Career 1

Josephina A. connected with The Partnership’s network, working with Central States SER. She was placed as a Medical Assistant at Alivio Medical Center, a Partnership Healthcare Sector Center employer-partner, where she is now building a career as a healthcare clinician.