As a WIOA Service provider, we offer employment and vocational training services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity 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.
The 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.
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Digital Manufacturing Technology Internship Program
This program is designed to provide classroom instruction with hands-on training in the digital design and digital manufacturing. The program focus on the skills and training needed in manufacturing careers such as laser cutting, 3D printing and CNC milling, or machining. Career and Employment Assistance services, a component of the program provides job readiness skills training, vocational training, guidance and support throughout all phases of the employment process for program participants and job seekers.
Preparing Youths And Young Adults Today For The Challenges Of 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).
Join our movement to create economic equity for low income members of our community and end the cycle of poverty.
Onsite Job Fair Tuesday March 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Various local employers will conduct onsite interviews. Come shake hands, network and interview with Gate Gourmet, JP Morgan Chase, and more.
Community Job Fair will be held on April 19, 2018. See our event page for further details of the event and to register or sponsor the event. Click here to register.
Black Star Gala & Awards, the annual benefit of the African American Christian Foundation, celebrates our work and achievements on October 19, 2018.
PRO BONO Expungement Presentation August 31, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the AACF CTC Room. Attendees will receive assistance to expunge criminal records. Bring supporting documentation to begin the process.
Next Community Job Fair is October 18, 2018 from 10 am until 1 pm.
Strategic partnerships is key to our comprehensive program offering. Find out how your organization can partner with us.
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