Are you ready to launch your business, grow an existing business or start a new career?
VIRTUAL COHORT OPPORTUNITIES
Did you have a functioning business that was impacted by COVID-19? Need help rethinking your business idea and strategy? It's time to re-examine your business, the current business climate and help you identify key adjustments required to succeed in this new economy.
East Garfield Park
West Garfield Park
Forget what you thought you knew about starting a business. Whether you’ve already got a business going or you’re interested in starting one, let’s start fresh to make sure your business has a solid foundation to grow and make money.
In this blended learning cohort, you will have 4 weeks of live session via zoom with our business development director, along with additional self-guided work. Participants that complete the course will have a business plan and will receive a certification of completion.
Over 4 weeks participants are guided through developing a business plan, core fundamentals of marketing, financing, business accounting, risk management, and more. This program is for entrepreneurs and business owners that operators businesses in designated communities on the West Side of Chicago.
presented at West Side Forward 2021 Summer Institute
Explore | Connect | Network with the National Society of Black Engineers
Offered in conjunction with the National Society of Black Engineers Chicago Chapter, these 4-week sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to explore various careers in STEM, learn how to navigate career pathways, and get advice from local NSBE chapter members about how to begin their career.
This training is for adults to gain fundamental skills and experiences to secure jobs and successful high-growth careers in the fields of science, technology, and math.
3D Printing Cohort Training presented at West Side Forward 2021 Summer Institute
Applications Open June 15, 2021
LEARN MORE 3D PRINTING TRAINING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Application Cycle Will be Announced
Highly interactive cohort for technology oriented entrepreneurs to work alongside industry experts, access capital sources, exclusive networking opportunities and plethora of collaborative resources within Chicago’s tech ecosystem.
Through 7 guided in-person classes and intensive 1 on 1 counseling during the weeks class does not meet, inventors are able to move designs through the product development cycle while developing go-to market strategies to build sustainable business models.
Supply Chain Management & Logistics Basic Certificate
Offered in conjunction with our training partner Olive Harvey College, this 8-month training provides dual enrollment at Olive Harvey College, ongoing career coaching support and Basic Supply Chain Management certificate at the conclusion of the program. This training is for adults to gain fundamental skills and experiences to secure jobs and successful high-growth careers in transportation, supply chain and logistics.
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