SER’s Healthcare Careers Pathway

Programs involve two main components:

  • Helping lower-skilled, lower-income adults gain access to training that leads to a viable career in healthcare
  • Helping local healthcare employers find quality staff

SER’s Healthcare Bridge is the cornerstone of our program and, in partnership with Daley College and the Arturo Velasquez Institute, the Bridge has helped hundreds successfully complete a contextualized literacy and numeracy program so that they may gain admission into a healthcare-focused occupational training program at Chicago City Colleges and ultimately find employment at a healthcare facility.

The contextualized literacy education and career training model is an integrated, tiered system with multiple entry points and multiple points of exit, depending on the student’s needs and goals. Career pathways include Nursing and Radiology Technician; Nursing Assistant and Personal Care Technician serve as entry opportunities.

 

Garfield Workforce Center

The Garfield Workforce Center provides employment assistance or occupational job training to Chicago residents that leads to employment in in-demand fields with wages that lead to self-sufficiency.  

Eligible and suitable customers will receive labor market counseling, interviewing skills and /or resume development with the final goal leading to employment through job referrals, job club activities and job fairs. Some customers may also obtain vocational training in a high demand occupation. This service depends on the availability of training funds and the customer’s suitability for the training.

 

Cicero Workforce Center

The Cicero Workforce Center provides employment assistance or occupational job training to Suburban Cook County residents that lead to employment in in-demand fields with wages that lead to self-sufficiency.  

Eligible and suitable customers will receive labor market counseling, interviewing skills and /or resume development with the final goal leading to employment through job referrals, job club activities and job fairs. Some customers may also obtain vocational training in a high demand occupation. This service depends on the availability of training funds and the customer’s suitability for the training.

 

Center for Working Families

SER’s Center for Working Families (CWF) works with individuals to make their most of their paycheck, to take advantage of income supports, and to improve their credit and net worth.  Through the CWF, individuals meet one-on-one with an experienced financial coach to establish a budget, repair damaged credit, reduce debt, and build savings and assets.  An income supports specialist also helps eligible families take advantage of supports such as food stamps and the Earned Income Tax Credit.  SER works with the family to achieve short-term personal finance goals and to move towards a long-term plan for economic stability.

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