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.

Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | 8:30 – 11:00am Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago 320 N. Damen Ave. -- Chicago (Free limited street parking nearby) Click here to register


-Betsy Rubin from Literacy Works will be presenting their Transitions to Education and Training: Resource Handbook for Chicago Workforce Professionals. This online handbook was created for workforce professionals who are interested in referring individuals to adult education programs. Come learn more about this useful resource with an interactive presentation facilitated by Literacy Works!
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!
Advanced registration is required. Click here to register. 
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!

Past Meetings

Review handouts from all past meetings.  


June 2015
April 2015
February 2015
December 2014
October 2014
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