Metropolitan Family Services looking for construction companies to employ young workers this summer


Chicago Construction News staff writer

The Workforce Development division of Metropolitan Family Services is looking for construction companies to provide “impactful, hands-on job training” for youth 18 and over.

“We want to partner with businesses committed to strengthening their workforce pipeline by helping to prepare Chicago area job seekers for careers in construction,” Lance Parrott said.

The goal is to prepare participants for gainful employment in the construction industry by offering classroom training, certifications and matching them with employers to participate in an employment experience through a 12-week work assignment.

Participants can be placed in roles where they have the opportunity to learn about any aspect of the construction industry including, administrative, support, trades and apprenticeships.

Participants must be fully licensed and bonded companies serving Chicago communities.

Employment commitments will be 12-13 weeks long from June to August and you will be allowed to work up to 15 hours per week.

Through the partnership, MFS will provide compensation for each participant based on a pre-determined rate. Companies are allowed to supplement pay when appropriate.

Also, prior to employment participants will complete a 16-hour Job Readiness program, CPR, OSHA 10 and first aid Training, Hand Tool Usage, and Introduction to construction math.

Anyone interested in the youth program should contact parrottl@metrofamily,org.


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