• Bridge Training Programs (Vocational Training)

    Jobseeker Success Strategies participants who meet admission criteria are eligible to enter one of the League's specialized technical training programs in process technology, trucking/logistics and construction.

    Program lengths vary according to the time it takes to pass industry or company exams and to participate in employer-based training programs. The League partners with the City Colleges of Chicago to design and operate our industry-specific training programs in the following areas:

    Pre 2 Construction Apprenticeship Training -- The League, in partnership with Dawson Technical Institute, will recruit, train and prepare individuals for careers in the construction industry. Participants also will receive life skills coaching, job readiness training, pre-apprenticeship education, sponsorship into a union apprenticeship program and job placement.

    Construction employers that hire our program participants receive benefits:

    • 1 percent bid credit under the City of Chicago's Bid Incentive Ordinance
    • Successfully meet minority and city resident participation goals
    • Access to pool of qualified minority tradesmen
    • Dawson Technical Institute is one of the City Colleges of Chicago.

    Program partners

    Dawson Technical Institute
    Department of Community Development
    Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity- Employment Opportunities Grant Program

    For more information about the League’s employment and training services, please contact Eric Puckett, Advocate Counselor, 773-624-8829, or epuckett@thechicagourbanleague.org