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Craft Your Path

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Craft Your Path to a Promising Future!


Craft Your Path is NLEN’s comprehensive job readiness training program for job-seekers between the ages of 18-24 who are not in school. Craft Your Path is the best program for emerging adults looking to forge their career pathways to in-demand careers in healthcare, hospitality, skilled trades, and transportation, distribution and logistics!

Craft Your Path features:

Comprehensive Job Readiness Training: Participants receive the essential training to succeed in their job search and in the workplace, guided by NLEN staff. 

Work-Based Learning: Participants are paired with paid work-based learning experiences, which complement the skills they learn in our classrooms, and build each participant's professional networks. 

Mentorship: Professional mentorship and coaching to support each participants career path and professional goals! 

Wraparound Services: We commit to our participants' success with connections to essential wraparound supports, including housing support, childcare assistance programs, and nutrition support programs! 

$8,000 Education Award: Participants receive a $8,000 education award during the Craft Your Path program, which can be used to obtain key training credentials at local community colleges and trade schools! 

At the North Lawndale Employment Network,  we believe that YOU  have the power to Craft Your Path to a bright and prosperous future, no matter what you've experienced before you walk through our doors.  We are committed to partnering with you on this journey until you have transformed yourself and achieved the vision you have established for yourself, your family, and your community.

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Craft Your Path participants must:

  • Be between 18-24 years of age

  • Be out of school

  • Attend an NLEN orientation session

  • Commit to our job-readiness program and work-based learning. 


Craft Your Path Is Made Possible By: 


NLEN's Craft Your Path program is powered by the support of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, WIOA Illinois, Witherite Law Group and 1-800 TruckWreck.

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