Workers’ Rights Curriculum
Are you ever unsure of your job seekers’ rights in the workplace? Are there times you think your clients are being taken advantage of or discriminated against but are not sure what to do? Knowledge about basic worker protections is a crucial component of any job-readiness program. To answer these questions, CJC presents the Workers’ Rights Curriculum developed by Alison Dickson of the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois.
The Success Drivers framework of guidelines and strategies has been developed with input from practitioners who are part of the Workforce Benchmarking Network and who are among the “higher performers” among their peers participating in the national Benchmarking outcome survey. The framework is also informed by existing research in the workforce development field.
Pathways to Careers Network (in collaboration with Women Employed)
By 2020, 67 percent of Illinois jobs will require a college degree or certificate, yet three million Illinois adults don’t have education beyond high school. To address this gap, Women Employed and the Chicago Jobs Council launched the Pathways to Careers Network, an initiative to increase college and career success for adult learners with low basic skills.