Chicago Urban League
"I believe that the Workforce Development Credential will enhance my skill set in the field, help me understand the multiple levels of Workforce Development, and further develop my network."
Center for Changing Lives
"As someone who is new to the field, I'm excited to learn more about workforce development and the opportunity to take what I've learned here and share it with my organization."
Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition
"The mentoring will be greatly appreciated as will all information that might be provided by networking with the small cohort group of individuals committed to a similar cause."
UIC Center for Literacy
"I look forward to receiving training on being a better advocate for my adult students, improving our participant recruitment, and maintaining and building partnerships with employers."
Breakthrough Urban Ministries
"I am excited to gain tools on how to efficiently help my clients get jobs that not only pay the bills but bring them joy and excitement. Treat your job as your life’s work and they will both reward you!"
"The chance to gain the knowledge to increase job placement and improve job quality and retention is important to me because our participants deserve the best possible support developing economic stability and professional skills."
Chicago Federation of Labor - Workforce & Community Initiative
"I believe this opportunity will help me contribute to the expansion of my agency and better serve our population in finding a rewarding career."
Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance
"Obtaining my Workforce Development Professional credential would enhance the value I bring to the industry workforce partnership programs funded by the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance and for the communities we serve. It will also provide me with a better understanding of the practitioner’s perspective, complement my strategic approach to our grants and help me have a stronger voice on key workforce policies."
The LYTE Collective
"Digging into the data and getting a feel for projections where jobs will be has been great. We are helping youth plan for careers, so knowing what jobs will be there for them is so important."
Housing Opportunities for Women
"I truly believe this will be a great learning experience for me, giving me a broader understanding of the field with sufficient opportunities to learn and grow professionally."
Our vision is that all people – regardless of where they start or where they’ve been – can access employment as a pathway out of poverty.