Chicago Jobs Council 2017-09-06T18:59:53+00:00

Career Foundations Teacher Training

10/04/2017 09:00 AM - 10/06/2017 04:00 PM CT


For our job seekers with low literacy and education levels, quality employment opportunities can be extremely limited. However, we can overcome this challenge by providing clients with education and training necessary to build their skills, access a quality, growing career path, and work their way to a family-sustaining income. This two-day train-the-trainer course will cover Career Foundations: Making Your Education Work for You, a curriculum jointly created by Women Employed and City Colleges of Chicago that helps adults reading at least at a 4th-grade level or who speak limited English to: assess their skills and interests, explore locally-available career pathways, choose a focus area or sector, and craft a plan and timeline to get to college—even if college isn’t their immediate next step. Come learn more about the curriculum, how to deliver it and help your clients ultimately plan for a sustainable, long-term career!

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of the Career Foundations course goals and course outline
  • An in-depth introduction to the daily lesson plans and accompanying materials
  • Helping students assess their skills and interests, match them with appropriate occupational programs and support services, and understand the concept of stackable credentials

This course is for anyone interested in teaching the Career Foundations course, including workforce providers, adult education specialists, and ABE/GED and ESL instructors.

*Those wanting to learn about Career Foundations but not planning to teach the course themselves should contact Shirlondra Brooks, Senior Program Manager at Women Employed [] for more information, rather than enrolling in this teaching-focused training. The full curriculum is also available for free download here


Wednesday, October 4th & Friday, October 6th, 2017
9:00am-4:00pm CST
*both days are required.

Cost: $170 members/ $250 non-members
Breakfast and lunch are included both days.
*To access the member price, you must log in to your CJC account when registering.

Stephanie Sommers, Sommers Consulting

Chicago Jobs Council Offices
29 E. Madison, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60602

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