As a WIOA Service provider, we offer employment and vocational training services under the Workforce Investment Act. Qualified participants may receive up to $8000.00 to got to an approved vocational school, college or university. AACF has added Industry Specific Bridge Program to its Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Program to create opportunities to place youths into entry level jobs. The program is a bridge between our internship program and CARA Staffing initiative. To qualify a youth must already be enrolled in the Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Program and/or is currently waiting permanent placement after the successful completion of a six-week internship with a local employer. AACF maintains a waiting list for the Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Program. For more information call 708-848-1700 or complete the online Youth Program Waitlist. Youth Program WaitlistThe Community Technology Center offers Basic Microsoft Word and Excel courses monthly. To register for a course, call 708-848-1700. Through the KAM Institute of Healthcare and Technology, AACF offers vocational training in a wide array of computer applications and business technical skills. For more information, contact us.
Manufacturing Technology Internship Program
This program is designed to provide classroom instruction with hands-on training in the manufacturing work environment. The program focus on the skills and training needed in manufacturing careers such as welding, tool and die, or machinist. Career and Employment Assistance services provides job readiness skills training, vocational training, guidance and support throughout all phases of the employment process for job seekers. For additional career assistance or to participate in our staffing initiative, visit www.carastaffing.com.
Inspiring Youths And Adults For Tomorrow
The current minimum wage of the State of Illinois at $8.25 is higher than the federal minimum wage but still not a living wage.
Compared to high school graduates, high school dropout are less likely find a job earning a living wage, more likely to be poor and rely on public assistance, engage in crime and generate other social costs.(Rumberger, 2011).
Shape A Future Gala & Awards, the annual benefit of the African American Christian Foundation, celebrates our work and achievements on October 15, 2016.
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