Time: April 23, 2012 at 9am to May 25, 2012 at 1pm
Location: LEED Council
Street: 1866 N. Marcey Street
Website or Map: http://leedcouncil.org
Event Type: free, weatherization, training
Organized By: Ebony McLaurin
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2012
This FREE training program, funded by the Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, is designed for unemployed and underemployed individuals with experience in home improvement, a keen desire to begin a career in the carpentry trade, and a genuine interest in the rapidly developing specialties of green carpentry and weatherization.
The course introduces participants to residential framing systems (historical, contemporary and “green”); floor and wall construction; ceiling and roof construction; and chimney, chase and soffit enclosures.
It then extends this training to include the following:
Trainee Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants for this training should ideally live in the Auburn Gresham, Austin, East Garfield Park, Englewood, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, North Lawndale, Roseland, West Englewood, West Garfield Park, or West Town Community Areas, and meet the following qualifications:
1) Physically capable of—and preferably with experience of—work encountered in the carpentry trade and weatherization operations:
2) Mentally capable of work encountered in the carpentry trade and weatherization operations:
3) Determined to get a job (or willing to consider temporary or transitional employment opportunities)
4) Willing to commit to all components of the training program: vocational skills (above), computer skills, career exploration, job readiness, job search, and job placement
Objective: to help trainees secure entry-level work in carpentry and weatherization
Training Period: April 23, 2012 – May 25, 2012 ( 5 weeks of training)
Training Days/Times: Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 1:00pm (including breaks)
Location: on-site workshop and computer lab (address below)
Intake: 5-step process: 1) phone interview (20 minutes), 2) information session (1 hour), 3) reading/math test (2 hours), 4) other diagnostic tests (2 hours), (5) documentation + pre-employment interview (4 hours). MUST call. NO walk-ins.
Contact: Ebony McLaurin, Client Services Coordinator, 773-929-5552 ext. 228