Three years ago today, RW opened the shop door to our very first cohort of trainees. Our small team of four hustled to train 10 folks from across Chicago on everything from using power tools to building a shed (a project that each cohort still does today).
CHICAGO - Governor JB Pritzker today joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and community leaders to announce significant investments to expand workforce training and support Illinois' continued economic recovery from the pandemic. The new initiatives include a $40 million workforce recovery grant program aimed to get more jobseekers back to work, while helping sectors impacted most by COVID-19. The funding will expand workforce training, job training and support services as well as covering basic expenses that are barriers to those seeking employment.