Start your career path to success through this joint career advancement and educational program. Partnering with Skills for Chicagoland’s Future and Wilbur Wright’s Vocational Education Center in Humboldt Park, Freedman Seating Company has created an exciting opportunity for Chicago’s unemployed and underemployed young adults. If you are between 18-29 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED, this is your chance to position yourself for immediate and long-term success.
ABOUT SKILLS FOR CHICAGOLAND’S FUTURE
Give yourself a competitive advantage by applying to this role through Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (Skills). Skills is a nonprofit organization that partners with organizations across the Chicagoland area to place unemployed and underemployed job seekers with employers that are committed to hiring talent through Skills.
Why utilize Skills for Chicagoland’s Future as one of your job search sources?
Skills is your advocate with the hiring company throughout the hiring process. Any job seeker who Skills determines is a match for the role is interviewed by a member of Skills’ Talent Acquisition Team and provided with additional insights into the role. Additionally, Skills is free for job seekers.
Program Overview: Freedman Seating Company Advanced Manufacturing & Certification Program
This new opportunity is a part of Skills for Chicagoland’s Future’s recently launched Beyond the Diploma initiative, focused on Chicago’s young adult job seekers. Program participants will work part-time at Freedman Seating Company while also attending classes at Wilbur Wright Vocational School to receive their Basic Certification in Manufacturing at no cost to the participant. Upon completion of the program, participants are ready for long-term success at Freedman Seating Company and will continue their career path into leadership roles and beyond!
About Freedman Seating Company:
Freedman Seating Company is a family owned and operated manufacturer of bus, rail, marine, delivery truck, specialty and commercial vehicle seating. Consistent growth and expansion has earned Freedman Seating recognition as the leading manufacturer of transportation seating solutions. Located on Chicago’s west side, Freedman Seating Company employs over 800 individuals.
Working at Freedman Seating Company:
Starting in an entry-level role, participants will take the first step in their career journey at Freedman Seating Company. Available roles include:
– Packer: prepares finished seats to be shipped to customers
– Material Handler: provides departments with materials to assemble/manufacture seats
– Gluer: applies glue to seat parts for assembly
– Assembler: performs basic assembly of seats
After achieving success in these roles, participants will be able to obtain hands-on knowledge in manufacturing with the opportunity to advance to higher-skilled positions within the company.
Attending Wilbur Wright:
Program participants will attend classes at Wilbur Wright College’s vocational school. Participants will attend classes 4-5 days a week over 1-2 semesters while earning their Basic Certification in Manufacturing. This will give them more opportunities to move up within Freedman Seating.
The Process: I’m interested, what do I do now?
To participate, all interested individuals must apply through Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (Skills). Skills will then guide qualified applicants through the various enrollment and application processes. If you are ready to participate in this life-changing program, click “Apply” below!
Program participants will receive support and resources throughout the program from mentors and guidance staff.
– High school diploma/GED
– City of Chicago resident
– Qualified to pursue a certification at Wilbur Wright College’s vocational school.
– Ability to stand for a full eight hour shift
– Ability to lift a minimum of 20 pounds frequently
– Attention to detail
– Ability to be trained and willingness to learn
Space in this program is limited! Apply now!