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JUSTICE IMPACTED OPPORTUNITIES
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Justice Impacted Program | Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority | West Side Forward
JI2 is designed to create a pathway for individuals impacted by the justice system to tap into tangible opportunities for economic mobility and growth. Through intensive, hands-on training to either start a new career or build a business in three industries with high growth earning potential.
Participants will receive a stipend, mental wellness support, support readiness resources, job placement, and other supportive services.
East Garfield Park
West Garfield Park
MANUFACTURING & TECH START-UP TRAINING
Business Innovation Technology Program (BIT)
- MEC Application Cycle Open-
The Business Innovation Technology (BIT) program assists founders in LMI markets in exploring innovative ideas to incorporate manufacturing and technology into their businesses.
Through guided in-person classes, virtual sessions, and intensive individualized coaching participants are supported through every stage of execution from of ideation to full launch. During periods of
Graduates of BIT become members of an alumni network granting free access to a plethora of ongoing support and resources.
BUSINESS INTERRUPTION SUPPORT
- Rolling Application -
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 critical adjustments required to succeed in this new economy.
Garfield Park (East/West)
BUSINESS START-UP OPPORTUNITIES
Business Training Program
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Business Start-Up Training Program | Neighborhood Business Development Center | West Side Forward
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 6-week hybrid course 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 operate businesses in designated communities on the West Side of Chicago.
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AMx CERTIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
AMx 3D Printing Course
Presented at 2022 Summer Institute
AMx 3D Printing Experience with 3Degrees | Daley College | West Side Forward
This course will take place over 8 weeks starting in August 2022. meeting two times per week (1-day instruction and 1-day industry tours).
Each student will have the opportunity to access content from one of the leading knowledge centers in the 3D Printing industry. The course content was built through a collaboration with America Makes and its members and delivered through the Society of Manufacturing Engineers– ToolingU.
Who are the industry mentorships
Each student will be paired with at least one career mentor from the 3D Printing industry. These mentors will span a variety of industries including aerospace, medical, and automotive companies, and will help the students start to build a lasting network within the
Manufacturing facility tours to a number of cutting-edge 3D Printing manufacturers is part of this course, allowing behind-the-scenes access from industry experts.
This training is for adults to gain fundamental skills and experiences to secure jobs and successful high-growth careers in advanced manufacturing.
Supply Chain Management & Logistics Basic Certificate
Earn a Basic Supply Chain Management certificate and receive ongoing career coaching support throughout this 8-10 month 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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