Corporate and Continuing Education
Chicago Heights Workforce Center at Prairie State College

Chicago Heights Workforce Center at Prairie State College

ATOC 148

Phone: (708) 709-7975
Fax: (708) 709-7985

Office Hours:
M-F 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Resource Room Hours:
M-F 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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Our Mission

The primary mission of the Chicago Heights Workforce Center at Prairie State College is to assist Cook County residents with grant-funded training and career opportunities that result in career paths and self-sufficiency.  In addition, assist employers in developing the workforce and identifying qualified candidates to meet their employment needs.

The following free services are available at the Chicago Heights Workforce Center at Prairie State College:


Adult or Dislocated Worker programs if you meet one or more of following eligibility guidelines and provide verification and other required documentation:

  1. You are unlikely to return to prior industry or occupation
  2. You were laid off or terminated due to a plant closure or substantial layoff
  3. You were formerly self-employed but are currently unemployed
  4. You are a Displaced Homemaker
  5. You are currently receiving unemployment benefits
  6. Currently employed but, receiving wages below the low income standard for WIA eligibility
  7. Currently receiving SNAP or TANF benefits from the State of Illinois

Career Counseling

Our Resource Room or Career Services Specialist can help you research different options and create a plan to meet your career goals.

Training and Education

Opportunities for training vouchers for WIA approved training programs of customer choice.  Visit https://iwds.dceo.illinois.gov/iwds/iwdshome.html  for a list of WIA-approved training programs.
NOTE:  Individuals must be Workforce Investment Act (WIA) eligible in order to access these training programs.  Those who qualify to receive assistance will have their tuition, books, fees and instructional materials paid up to the maximum amount allowed.

Job Development /Placement

Through our connection to employers within Cook County, we offer you access to companies hiring now and looking to hire in the near future.

Resource Room

Materials and resources to promote the latest job market information, employment listings, Internet access, interactive tutorial software, job search and job posting tools. All materials and resources are available and free of charge to the general public.


Our workshops cover topics such as career exploration, resume writing, interviewing and life skills, basic computer skills, financial literacy, and job retention.


The Chicago Heights Workforce Center at Prairie State College can connect you to community resources for everything from child care to adult literacy programs.


America's Workforce Network

Walmart is Hiring!

National Able Network and Prairie State College invite you to apply for available positions at the new Walmart store in Richton Park!

Available Positions:
  • Bakery Associates
  • Cashiers
  • Customer Service
  • Maintenance
  • Associates
  • And more!
Application Information:

To apply for these positions, please attend an upcoming hiring event, hosted every Thursday throughout May, starting on Thursday, May12, 2016.

How to Apply:

HIRING*Limited dates –apply now!*
To register, please call 855.994.8300 or visit www.NationalAble.org/HiringEvent
Business attire required. Please bring a copy of your resume. Candidates must pass drug screening and background check.

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