Workforce Development Working Group
We use our bi-monthly workforce development Working Group meetings as a forum to discuss policy and program issues related to creating enhanced employment and training opportunities for disadvantaged job seekers and working poor families. The group identifies opportunities to reform public policies and improve local workforce development programs. Each meeting we have a varied agenda and frequently invite workforce providers and public policy advocates to present. Whether you are interested in opportunities to engage in advocacy, or would like to learn more about effective employment and training programs, the Working Group can serve as a useful resource.
To review handouts from all past meetings, click here.
Annually, more than 100 community-based advocates and providers participate in our Workforce Development Working Group. You can attend the meeting as a CJC member or other community stakeholder committed to ensuring access to employment and career advancement opportunities for people in poverty.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 8:30 – 11:00am
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
320 N. Damen Ave. – Chicago
(Free limited street parking nearby)
Free, but advance registration required. Click here to register
Getting Oriented Post Election
Carrie Thomas | Chicago Jobs Council
There’s a lot to think about in the policy landscape nationally and state wide. We will begin our conversation getting oriented, identifying the major threats and challenges on the federal and state level.
National Skills Coalition Priorities
Rachel Unruh | National Skills Coalition
Rachel Unruh will present the perspective from the National Skills Coalition, provide opportunities for advocacy, and answer questions about the biggest challenges we will face in the coming years.
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Priorities
Fred Tsao | ICIRR
Fred Tsao will present on federal issues for immigrants and refugees, the priorities of ICIRR, and opportunities for action now.
Please bring information that you would like to share with Working Group participants. We will have a table for handouts and an opportunity for brief announcements at the end of the meeting.
We welcome your valuable perspective and participation and look forward to seeing you. New participants are always welcome!
During Working Group’s off months, CJC’s Frontline Focus Training Institute will hold its bi-monthly Frontline Workforce Association (FWA) meetings at the same time and location. These meetings are also free and open to all who are interested!