AURORA REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Join Us in Support of Future IT Careers
Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Aug. 16.
The City of Aurora, in partnership with the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, has submitted a grant application to Illinois DCEO in support of creating IT pathways opportunities for out-of-school youth (between 18 and 24 years of age) who hold either a high school diploma or GED. Two training cohorts of up to 20 participants each are planned.
Participating youth will develop skills sets in data entry, word processing, help desk functions (hardware and software), as well as other administrative tasks.
Part of the program is to identify placements for short-term internships with local employers.
Short-term paid internships will be covered by the grant. It allows employers to “try before you buy” similar to the current Manufacturing Careers Internship Program. For either program, there is no further obligation to the employer upon completion of the internship.
Internships are 160 hours – either four weeks of 40 hours or part-time. Again, the $13.29 wage per hour plus associated benefits (as applicable) will be covered by the grant.
We look forward to partnering with you to further expand workforce development opportunities and further our region’s economy.
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