Welcome to: Humboldt Park Portal

Humboldt Park Portal

Introductory HVAC Training

Introductory HVAC Training

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC refers to the different systems used for moving air between indoor and outdoor areas, along with heating and cooling both residential and commercial buildings.

Instruction will be provided by an industry professional. Participants who finish the 8 weeks will receive an HVAC tool kit valued at $250-$300 and the opportunity for paid HVAC servicing jobs within the community.

Sign up here!

When: 8 weeks on Thursdays

September 30-November 18 , 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Where: River City : Harambee Training Building- 3711 West Grand Ave.

Who: Young adults ages 16-24

Cost: Free!

Questions? Contact Director of Apprenticeships, Charnesha Collier

Email: charnesha.collier@rcitycdc.org

Call/Text: (224) 585-7292

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC refers to the different systems used for moving air between indoor and outdoor areas, along with heating and cooling both residential and commercial buildings.

Instruction will be provided by an industry professional. Participants who finish the 8 weeks will receive an HVAC tool kit valued at $250-$300 and the opportunity for paid HVAC servicing jobs within the community.

Sign up here!

When: 8 weeks on Thursdays

September 30-November 18 , 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Where: River City : Harambee Training Building- 3711 West Grand Ave.

Who: Young adults ages 16-24

Cost: Free!

Questions? Contact Director of Apprenticeships, Charnesha Collier

Email: charnesha.collier@rcitycdc.org

Call/Text: (224) 585-7292

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC refers to the different systems used for moving air between indoor and outdoor areas, along with heating and cooling both residential and commercial buildings.

Instruction will be provided by an industry professional. Participants who finish the 8 weeks will receive an HVAC tool kit valued at $250-$300 and the opportunity for paid HVAC servicing jobs within the community.

Sign up here!

When: 8 weeks on Thursdays

September 30-November 18 , 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Where: River City : Harambee Training Building- 3711 West Grand Ave.

Who: Young adults ages 16-24

Cost: Free!

Questions? Contact Director of Apprenticeships, Charnesha Collier

Email: charnesha.collier@rcitycdc.org

Call/Text: (224) 585-7292

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC refers to the different systems used for moving air between indoor and outdoor areas, along with heating and cooling both residential and commercial buildings.

Instruction will be provided by an industry professional. Participants who finish the 8 weeks will receive an HVAC tool kit valued at $250-$300 and the opportunity for paid HVAC servicing jobs within the community.

Sign up here!

When: 8 weeks on Thursdays

September 30-November 18 , 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Where: River City : Harambee Training Building- 3711 West Grand Ave.

Who: Young adults ages 16-24

Cost: Free!

Questions? Contact Director of Apprenticeships, Charnesha Collier

Email: charnesha.collier@rcitycdc.org

Call/Text: (224) 585-7292

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC refers to the different systems used for moving air between indoor and outdoor areas, along with heating and cooling both residential and commercial buildings.

Instruction will be provided by an industry professional. Participants who finish the 8 weeks will receive an HVAC tool kit valued at $250-$300 and the opportunity for paid HVAC servicing jobs within the community.

Sign up here!

When: 8 weeks on Thursdays

September 30-November 18 , 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Where: River City : Harambee Training Building- 3711 West Grand Ave.

Who: Young adults ages 16-24

Cost: Free!

Questions? Contact Director of Apprenticeships, Charnesha Collier

Email: charnesha.collier@rcitycdc.org

Call/Text: (224) 585-7292

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC refers to the different systems used for moving air between indoor and outdoor areas, along with heating and cooling both residential and commercial buildings.

Instruction will be provided by an industry professional. Participants who finish the 8 weeks will receive an HVAC tool kit valued at $250-$300 and the opportunity for paid HVAC servicing jobs within the community.

Sign up here!

When: 8 weeks on Thursdays

September 30-November 18 , 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Where: River City : Harambee Training Building- 3711 West Grand Ave.

Who: Young adults ages 16-24

Cost: Free!

Questions? Contact Director of Apprenticeships, Charnesha Collier

Email: charnesha.collier@rcitycdc.org

Call/Text: (224) 585-7292

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC refers to the different systems used for moving air between indoor and outdoor areas, along with heating and cooling both residential and commercial buildings.

Instruction will be provided by an industry professional. Participants who finish the 8 weeks will receive an HVAC tool kit valued at $250-$300 and the opportunity for paid HVAC servicing jobs within the community.

Sign up here!

When: 8 weeks on Thursdays

September 30-November 18 , 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Where: River City : Harambee Training Building- 3711 West Grand Ave.

Who: Young adults ages 16-24

Cost: Free!

Questions? Contact Director of Apprenticeships, Charnesha Collier

Email: charnesha.collier@rcitycdc.org

Call/Text: (224) 585-7292

Looking for a new job? Association House of Chicago is offering free job training programs to anyone 18 years and older. We will help you create career goals and connect you with employer partners.

We are now recruiting for our next CareerWork$ Ready training class. Receive 1-on-1 coaching, mock interviews, and job referrals from a range of industries. Apply today or share the application link below with someone you know!
Next class begins July 12th.
OR
Contact us for more information: sknibbe@associationhouse.org

While COVID has hit the pause button on so many opportunities for our high school students, CTA is helping provide a path for CPS high school students to pursue architecture-, construction- and engineering-related careers through CTA’s historic Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project.

On Wednesday, November 18, CTA, RPM contractor Walsh-Fluor and the ACE Mentor Program hosted ACE Trades Day with CPS, a virtual event that introduced students to the trades and future career opportunities. Over 30 students attended the event in which they got to see testimonials from tradespeople working on the RPM project on what it is like to work in construction and how they got their start in the industry, as well as ask questions in real time. From the beginning of the project, RPM has been about making a better future for all Chicagoans, including Chicago students, and this effort is another way CTA hopes to break down barriers for students to pursue their career dreams. 

CTA, Walsh-Fluor and ACE plan to host another one of these virtual events later in the school year. For more information about ACE and the RPM Phase One Project, please see below.

Summary

  • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is working to help Chicagoans break the cycle of poverty by linking people to training and job opportunities.
  • As part of its workforce development efforts for the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project, CTA has partnered with Cleanslate, a social enterprise of workforce development agency Cara. Cleanslate helps individuals secure transitional employment and learn valuable job skills to reenter the workforce.

Partnership Details

  • Through a contract between CTA and Cleanslate, Cleanslate interns are providing disposal and cleanup services in the RPM Phase One project areas, near the Belmont, Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr Red Line stations.
  • While Cleanslate offers community cleaning services, it also helps prepare and inspire motivated individuals break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen Chicago communities and forge paths to real and lasting success.
  • Through the support of Cara, Cleanslate interns learn how to build workplace competencies and professional brands, alongside other skills such as digital literacy and industry credentials, to help secure long-term jobs.
  • Participant backgrounds range from stay-at-home parent with a job history gap to being stuck in the temporary job circuit to having a conviction history, although less than half of each organization’s participants have committed a felony.
  • Throughout the 13-week internship, program participants go through a training and developmental process, which includes:
    • Development training to rapidly engage, build camaraderie and discuss character building and socio-economic topics, while also strengthening professional skills;
    • Onboarding to learn Cleanslate’s safety practices, operational procedures and day-to-day tasks, as well as how to work with different supervisors, follow employee protocols, manage time efficiently, meet deadlines and provide exceptional customer services;
    • Performance evaluations based on development of workplace competencies, such as teamwork, time management, professionalism, conflict resolution and communication;
    • And the opportunity to attend certification courses, such as OSHA-10 or food service training, or workshops to discuss past life challenges that may have led to unemployment and/or poverty so that, if confronted anew, participants would be more able to block and tackle with new tools and practices.

By the Numbers

  • Since Cleanslate began working on RPM, 21 interns have worked on the project and five have gone on to permanent employment.
  • Since 2007, approximately 284 jobs have been created through CTA’s partnership with Cleanslate.
  • For more information about RPM Phase One’s workforce development efforts and opportunities, go to com/rpm/jobs.

Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Program

  • RPM is a transformational, multi-phase project that will ensure the Red Line’s future for generations to come – and an investment in the next 60-80 years.
  • This project will benefit the entire Red Line—both north and south – by addressing chronic overcrowding and delays and modernizing infrastructure that is more than a century old.
  • CTA customers will benefit from modern, more accessible stations, more train service and reduced delays and overcrowding.

RPM Phase One

  • CTA has begun Phase One of RPM, which will modernize and expand capacity on CTA’s Red Line to improve service for customers, while enhancing customers’ access to jobs, retail, and community services.
  • Phase One includes:
  • Reconstructing the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr Red Line stations into larger, 100-percent accessible stations and track structure totaling six miles that is nearly a century old
  • Building a rail bypass north of Belmont station that will improve service reliability on the Red, Purple and Brown lines, increasing train speeds, easing overcrowding on rail cars and providing capacity for projected future growth; and rebuilding the Red and Purple Lines from Belmont to between Newport and Cornelia.
  • Installing a new signal system on 23 track miles between Howard and Belmont that, similar to roadway traffic signals, will improve CTA train flow and increase service reliability.
  • Major project construction began in October 2019 and will be completed in 2025.

 

For more information about this project, visit transitchicago.com/RPM or contact Tammy Chase, CTA, (312) 620-1127 or tchase@transitchicago.com.