• Academic Career Community Empowerment Social Services (ACCESS) provides education and job placement in the computer field, with training primarily financed through the WIOA and the VA. In today’s labor market, all job candidates require some basic knowledge of computer systems, so LifeHouse Group’s base curriculum requires all residents to complete a segment of this training.

 

  • Atmosphere Global believes cleaning, disinfecting and odor control products don’t need to include harsh chemicals. Their proprietary disinfecting solution combines innovation and science to clean, disinfect, and eliminate odors. Atmosphere Global has partnered with LifeHouse Group to train residents to apply cleaning products to treat residential, commercial and industrial properties, market the company’s services, and achieve long term employment stability in the field of sanitization. Atmosphere Global’s proprietary disinfectant has been approved by the EPA to disable the Covid-19 virus.

 

  • Chicago Community Learning Centers provide certificated training and job placement counseling in health care fields. Training offerings include EKG technicians, phlebotomy technicians, patient care technicians with computer fundamentals, certified medical assistants, nursing assistants, medical billing, and coding with medical terminology. Funding for these programs is primarily provided by the DoL, the WIOA and the VA.

 

  • Hill Food Services Consulting provides workforce training programs funded by the Department of Labor (DoL,) the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA), and Veterans Affairs (VA), in fields such as event planning and catering, food service and preparation, food sanitation, restaurant management, and food transportation, and Hill provides job placement opportunities for its certificated students. Hill also offers counseling related to nutritional life skills, and LifeHouse Group has adopted basic portions of this training as mandatory so that its residents will be able to prepare healthful meals after leaving our facility.

 

  • Kates Detective Agency provides security training for LifeHouse Group residents interested in pursuing employment in the security industry. Kates also provides training to staff members and shift captains so they can enhance their job skills and improve building safety.

 

  • Literacy Chicago’s mission is to empower individuals to achieve greater self-sufficiency through language and literacy instruction. Literacy Chicago provides reading/writing classes and math skills in an online format for LifeHouse Group residents. They also provide Adult Basic Education or GED classes to those seeking either. Students can request individualized tutoring if desired.

 

  • Minds United provides entrepreneurial, financial and general life skills guidance for LifeHouse Group residents. LifeHouse Group requires all residents to undergo financial literacy training through Minds United, as residents will need to understand budgeting and finances after they leave our facility. Funding for these programs is provided by the DoL, the WIOA and the VA.

 

  • Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry runs onsite classes to teach 3D printing techniques to residents. Residents start by creating their own figures and progress to assist in printing PPE like face shields for healthcare workers and first responders.

 

Off-site providers featuring education, job training and placement assistance include:

 

  • Cara Chicago helps people affected by poverty to get and keep quality jobs, rebuild hope, improve self-esteem and create opportunities for success, and their objectives align well with LifeHouse Group’s target of fostering lasting, long-term success. Cara Chicago achieves their goals by providing a number of key services, including job training, interview preparation, temporary and permanent job placement, and ongoing employment support.

 

  • The mission of Communities Empowered Through Construction (CEC) is to build a bridge between public officials, community needs, and economic growth via the construction industry. They encourage community participation in local developments throughout Chicagoland by recruiting local labor into the construction industry. residents have the opportunity to find employment through by entering into a journeyman track. Once residents enter the construction field, ensures they receive training while getting hands-on experience, so they can receive accreditation within 12 months of employment in the construction field, providing a path to a lifelong career.

 

  • Kennedy-King College/Dawson Tech provides LifeHouse Group residents with certificated trade skill training in manufacturing and construction. Classes and credits at both locations are transferable to other colleges. LifeHouse Group residents qualify for WIOA funding for these education programs as well as grants for transportation needs.

JOB TRAINING

Our offerings in the area of job education, occupational training and employment are currently focused in eight areas:

  • Culinary Arts

  • Computer Information

  • Construction and Trade Skills

  • Hospitality

  • Health Care

  • Manufacturing

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Clean Energy Initiatives

 

We continue to offer training programs in additional education and job categories as resident interests and market demands dictate.

 

On-site providers responsible for life skills training, education, job training and placement currently include:

 

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