Vision >> To lead DuPage County in the creation of Employment Opportunity Centers serving young adults on the margins of today’s workforce.
Employment Opportunity Centers >> Establish the first employment training center at Jubilee Furniture in Carol Stream. Participants will receive
classroom training and on-site work experience to prepare them for apprenticeships with the center’s corporate partners. Capacity will begin with 25 students per year, increasing to full capacity of 50-65 students annually.
After the successful program launch, property improvements will include bringing the facility up to current building standards and creating additional warehouse space and hands-on training stations.
If resources permit, the permanent facility will be built on site, providing classrooms, offices and a gathering space. This resource center will provide students and alumni advanced training; support services; spiritual formation; and a place for volunteers, role models, teachers and mentors to connect with young adults. As interest emerges, a faith community will be developed.