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Career Retraining

Chicago Career Tech, the city’s innovative job retraining program, announced today that applications are being accepted for its third session. The program, which trains unemployed middle-income Chicagoans for high-demand technology-based careers, will expand capacity to accommodate up to 400 qualified participants—an increase of approximately 33 percent over the current class size. Keeping with this trend, more than 150 business and nonprofit organizations now partner up with the program, nearly doubling the amount that participated during the program’s pilot class last year.

Applications are available exclusively online at http://www.chicagocareertech.com/ through March 4 for the upcoming class session, which will run late May through October 2011.
To be eligible for the program, potential participants must meet the following minimum requirements:
– City of Chicago resident
– Minimum of a high school diploma or GED
– Unemployed (after January 1, 2008), with previous annual income of $25,000 to $75,000
– Currently collecting or have exhausted unemployment insurance benefits in the State of Illinois – Not currently enrolled in another job training program


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