Business Services Overview

Stay competitive by training your workforce and identifying the ideal candidate for the job.

Our Services

Talent recruitment

Talent Recruitment

We match each company with qualified, carefully pre-screened workers with strong work experience by conducting extensive pre-screening based on your company’s specific needs and our job candidates are fully-screened and experienced.

Training Grants

Training Grants

The CFL Initiative provides the technical assistance to companies to identify grants and resources to help pay for training. This includes researching available funding programs and providing technical assistance submitting grant applications.

Types of grants include but are not limited to:

  • On-The-Job Training (OJT)
  • Incumbent Worker Training
  • Registered Apprenticeship
  • Illinois Talent Pipeline
  • Customized Training

Calumet Manufacturing Industry Sector Partnership

Calumet Manufacturing Industry Sector Partnership

The CMISP represents a collaborative effort to launch an unprecedented company-led sector-based partnership in the Calumet region that implements programs and activities to support job development, leverage limited resources, and spur economic growth.

CMISP leverages existing efforts in industry pipeline development in the Calumet region, underway through various simultaneous initiatives including the Calumet Green Manufacturing Partnership and the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium, to pull together industry champions and provide an employer-driven focus for the strategic alignment of resources.

Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship

Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship

The 18-month IMT hybrid, competency based apprenticeship trains front-line manufacturing workers to set up, operate, monitor, and control production equipment. Apprentices learn to understand manufacturing as a business system that integrates multiple disciplines, processes, and stakeholders. That knowledge allows workers to efficiently and safely manage time and materials, which helps improve manufacturing processes and schedules.

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America's promise Manufacturing Initiative

America’s Promise Calumet Manufacturing Initiative

The Calumet Manufacturing Initiative (CMI), developed by the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC), and the Chicago Federation of Labor Workforce & Community Initiative (CFL Initiative), was awarded a U.S. Department of Labor America’s Promise grant to develop, implement, and expand sector strategies, training, and employment in Advanced Manufacturing in and around the Calumet Region.  The   four year grant began January 1st, 2017.  The regional partnership was one of 23 in the nation to be selected in a highly competitive process.

The purpose is to strengthen regional and sector partnerships, align multiple resources and activities, address skills gap shortages and recruit, train and place individuals in careers in  Advanced Manufacturing.  Over four years, the goals include recruiting, training and placing 715 individuals into Advanced Manufacturing Careers.