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Workforce Academy

Rick Vescio

Executive Director
 

The Workforce Academy 

​The Workforce Academy continues to be a premier workforce training institution in Chicago. Through the power of targeted, specialized training, we aim to enhance employees’ knowledge, increase their skills, and give them a path to life-long learning.         

We provide a broad range of quality, affordable non-credit courses, programs, and services that prepare employees for success in a technologically advanced and increasingly interdependent global society. We work to help you upskill your workforce, enhance the community you serve, and provide new productivity tools to benefit your company.      

We offer:

  • productivity studies on your present workforce and forecasting for future needs
  • detailed needs analysis of your most crucial training needs, along with recommendations for implementation
  • customized curriculum development as a stand-alone product
  • targeted, affordable, high-quality non-credit training to businesses, private companies, qualifying government organizations and other groups across a variety of industries
  • trainers and subject matter experts that are leaders in their field
  • on-site instruction at client locations or at any of our City Colleges locations across Chicago
  • post-training impact studies and ROI analysis

We customize our materials to meet the unique needs of our clients and offer over 100 trainings and workshops in a variety of topics. Our areas of specialized training are widely used and requested across various industries.

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Faculty & Staff


Executive Leadership


Meredith Sparks Ament
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor   

Rick Vescio  
Executive Director                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                             
Business Development

Robert Clarke
Business Development Manager


Training Operations

     
Yolonda Anthony                                                                                        
Workforce Training Specialist-CAAI
            
Pamella Andersen       
Workforce Training Specialist 

Business Services


Jerome Gay                                
                                              
Assistant Business Manager                                   

Maritza Hidalgo     
Business Services Specialist-CCAII

Contact Information

Phone: 
(312) 553-3242
Fax: 
(312) 553-2827
District Office
226 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60606
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Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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