Teens Against Killing Everywhere offers services to opportunity youth ages 16-24.
When enrolling at T.A.K.E. participants select one of the following training tracks: Construction & Carpentry, Information Technology, or GED Completion.


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Youth Career Pathways

This Employment and Training Program will assist youth who face barriers to continue in education and gain employment in the state of Illinois. The goal is to provide basic and technical skill training and work experience to help participants get good jobs, increase earnings and reduce reliance on public assistance.
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Illinois Youth Investment Program

IYIP a multi-faceted approach to youth employment that invests in the future of Illinois’ at-risk transition-age youth (16-24). This approach to youth employment accounts for the youth’s employment barriers as well as the physical, emotional, social, and mental health needs while helping them to secure and sustain long-term and/or career employment thereby ensuring a greater likelihood of success and self-sufficiency.

  • Category I
    • Category I – Short-term, Summer Employment
      (Work-based Learning; Career Development Experience; and Pre-Apprenticeship programs)
    • Objective
      The primary objective for youth served in Category I is to develop their “Essential Employability Skills” and to earn a minimum of 180 hours of entry-level work experience.
  • Category III
    • Category III – Career Development – Industry-linked Long-term Employment
      (Registered Apprenticeship; Non-Registered Apprenticeship; and Recognized Postsecondary Credentials (Industry-Linked Credentials, Certifications, or Licenses)
    • Objective
      The primary objective for youth served in Category III is long-term unsubsidized employment in local industry upon completion of established Apprenticeship/Credentialing programs.

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