Talent & Training

Talent matters to business. That’s why the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing our business community with resources to meet their workforce needs. Our talent initiatives connect businesses with local talent and provide training to prepare employees for the jobs of tomorrow.

Plan for a stronger future

Connecting with diverse talent

Building a talent pipeline

Bridging the skills gap through training

Preparing employees for the jobs of tomorrow

Employee Training Program

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Illinois Business Innovation Services (ILBIS), is pleased to offer workforce training at up to 50% off the cost.

Training grants are provided through funding with the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity in order to improve or upgrade the skills of current employees. Eligible companies may be reimbursed for up to 50% of the training costs.

Apprenticeship Program

This program aims to provide IT and other “white collar” apprenticeships to City Colleges of Chicago students. Small and middle market companies, which often struggle to fill in-demand roles and may lack the resources and capacity to take on apprentices and interns, can gain access to this new talent pool.

Companies that commit to hosting one or more student-apprentices from City Colleges can be reimbursed for up to 50% of the apprentice’s salary for one year.

For more information, contact Kristin Roadman