Workforce Development Department

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When contacting South Suburban College, participants and employers are presented with a comprehensive inventory of services. Initial screening of each participant’s employment and/or training needs is conducted. An orientation is held at South Suburban College to provide participants with information on the Workforce Development Department’s programs and services.

Summer Employment &
Work Experience Program

Types of WEX:

  • Subsidized Employment– A paid, planned, structured learning experience that takes place in a workplace for a limited period of time.
  • Job Shadowing– Learning about a job by walking through a workday as a shadow to a competent worker.
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Programs– prepare individuals to enter and succeed in an apprenticeship program, provide instruction and/or training toincrease math, literacy, and other vocational and pre-vocational skills needed to enter a Registered Apprenticeship program.

All applicants must between the ages of 17-24, be out of school for the summer and must meet income guidelines.

For more information please call (708) 596-2000, ext. 6066.

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership logo

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is a non-profit agency created by former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. The Partnership administers federal and private funding to a network of more than 50 delegate agencies, including 10 American Job Centers. In collaboration with The Partnership, these agencies promote comprehensive workforce development initiatives addressing the training and career placement needs of job-seekers and businesses and economic growth throughout Chicago and Cook County.

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program is designed to provide individuals of the West and South Suburbs of Cook County with workforce opportunities in career choices, training, work experience and job search assistance. The WIOA Program is funded through Chicago Cook Partnership.

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs


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Kenneth Cohn
Director of Workforce Development

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    The Workforce Development Department located in Room 5500 on the Oak Forest Campus. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Our summer office hours are Monday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We can be reached by telephone at (708) 596-2000 ext 6066 or by fax at (708) 210-5784.