Greater West Town Training Partnership

500 North Sacramento Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60612

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Main telephone 312.432.9595
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Contact person name Ellen Lindsey
Contact person title Curriculum Coordinator
Contact person e-mail Email
Contact person phone 312.432.9595
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Public or private Private
Type of school Wood Products Manufacturing Training
Shipping & Receiving Training
Date founded 1992
Degrees offered Certificates
School accreditation Approved by Illinois Board of Higher Education, Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Specialized accreditation Woodwork Career Alliance of North America
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider All programs WIOA approved.
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Population of city the school is in 2,716,000
Distance from campus to city center 4 miles
Public transportation to campus Green Line to Kedzie stop
Chicago Avenue (66) bus to Sacramento
Grand Avenue (65) bus to Sacramento
Kedzie (52) bus to Franklin
California (94) bus to Whipple
Student parking on campus Free street parking adjacent to school
Campus size 22,000 square feet
County Cook
Visitor information website
School visit availability By appointment
Contact to set up school visit Dr. Adrienne Smith
312.563.9570 ext. x264
Additional information Orientation for Greater West Town's No Cost Skills Training Programs:
Short-term, no-nonsense, technical, hands-on training at no cost for eligible low-income applicants. Both programs include job placement services, transportation assistance, and have a supportive learning environment. Come for a tour, question and answer session, and see the amazing value of this learning opportunity for awesome careers in:
1) Wood Products Manufacturing
In only 15 weeks, learn the skills needed for rewarding entry-level positions in cabinetmaking, furniture making, exhibit building, and the wood products industry. Entry salaries range from $13 - $16 per hour, growing to $17 - $40 per hour with years of on-the-job experience. Fast track through training to careers as skilled cabinetmaker apprentice, bench carpenter, machine operator, CNC operator, assembler, furniture fabricator, or solid surface counter fabricator. Study CNC operation, print reading, precision measuring, and cabinetmaking techniques. M-F, 8 - 2:30.
2) Shipping & Receiving Training
Students in this 12-week program learn inventory control, RF scanners, computerized warehouse management, OSHA safety, and fork lifting skills. Entry salaries range from $13 - $15 per hour for positions as shipping and receiving clerk, forklift operator, warehouse associate, material handler, order picker, and dock worker. Every manufacturer, warehousing company, and distributor needs reliable employees with these logistical skills! M-F, 8:30 - 3:30.
Call to get started: 312-563-9570
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Total number of students 105/year
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1%
Asian 2%
Black 54%
Hispanic 40%
White 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown 2%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 0%
Number of states and territories represented 1
Percentage of students from outside the US 0%
Percentage of students 25 or older 70%
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Costs (for proprietary schools) Wood Products Manufacturing Program: $12,500 ; Shipping and Receiving Training Program: $10,500
This includes the cost of the training, placement services, and instructional materials. If an applicant is not eligible for Federal, State, or City funding, a $25 registration fee is required. There are no separate fees for books, supplies, equipment, or services.
Tuition refund policy See school catalog
Tuition guarantee (you aren't affected by tuition increases; the tuition you pay your first year is the amount you pay all years) Yes
Other tuition payment plan information For low-income students, training is provided as no cost to the student.
Other tuition waiver information If an applicant is eligible under the Federal, State, and/or City funding sources available, the tuition is waived. GWTP programs are designed to meet the needs of low-income, disadvantaged workers. This waiver of tuition is limited by the availability of Federal, State, and City funds or of grants received from private foundations and donations. Students who receive a tuition waiver may be eligible for Aid-To-First-Pay for the period between being placed in a job and the date they obtain their first pay check. They may also be eligible for a stipend for transportation costs.
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Financial aid contact person Linda C. Thomas
Financial aid contact title Director of Student Services
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 312.563.9570 ext. 223
Submit these forms Other
Application deadline (for fall term) Within 60 days prior to the beginning of each new class.
Other proprietary school aid information All students in fiscal year 2020 received waivers for tuition.
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 0%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $0
Other financial aid program information If an applicant is eligible under the Federal, State, and/or City funding sources available, the tuition is waived. GWTP programs are designed to meet the needs of low-income, disadvantaged workers. This waiver of tuition is limited by the availability of Federal, State, and City funds or of grants received from private foundations and donations.
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Admissions contact person Dr. Adrienne Smith
Admissions contact title Director of Training
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 312.563.9570 Ext. 264
Total number of applicants accepted 125
High school education High school diploma or equivalent not required.
Other education requirements for admission The training programs require that applicants have a high school diploma or recognized equivalency certificate. Applicants who are unable to provide the school with either a high school diploma or a recognized equivalency certificate will be required for admission to have reading and math achievement scores of not less than 6.0 (i.e. 6th grade) as established by administering Level D of the standardized Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
Admission is available 60 days prior to class start date
Application deadline continuous
Application fee None
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for some students
Interview Required for all students
Required exams TABE,CASAS
Admissions contact e-mail #2 Email
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Certificate or diploma Yes
To get a catalog Linda Thomas
312.563.9570 ext. 223
Academic calendar Shipping and Receiving - 12 weeks; Woodworking - 15 weeks
Grading system Percent
Number of faculty on campus 8
Student faculty ratio 5 :1
Average class size
Lecture 20:1 Shipping and Receiving; 9:1 Woodworking
Laboratory 10:1 Shipping and Receiving; 9:1 Woodworking
Short-term courses Yes
Summer school Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
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Academic advising Yes
English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Reading and study skills courses Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Tutoring Yes
Basic job skills Yes
Disabilities contact person Linda C. Thomas
Disabilities contact title Director of Student Services
Disabilities contact e-mail Email
Disabilities contact phone 312.563.9570 X223
Learning aids Yes
Low-income students Yes
Minorities Yes
Veterans Yes
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Career contact person Linda C. Thomas
Career contact title Director of Student Services
Career contact e-mail address Email
Career contact phone 312.563.9570 X223
Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 87%
Was counseled by the career services office 100%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career library Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.