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Chicago & Cook County

Young Adult Workforce Development Portal

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See how people like you found meaningful work

Whether you're exploring career paths or looking for inspiration, find the guidance you need from the stories of fellow Chicagoans.


Helpful tools to move you forward

Virtual Day in the Life

Get a firsthand look at what it's like to work in the industries that are strongest in Chicago, and explore more stories of a Day in the Life by searching videos at the top of the page

Empowering Documentaries

Watch Roadtrip Nation films about how to find your path in life

A visualization of how your career story can reach many young people who need to hear your advice

Share Your Road

Your story could be the inspiration somone needs to keep going. If you're working in a job you love, share what it's like and how you got there. Your advice will help thousands of young people who are trying to figure out their paths.


Talk to someone about what their job is really like and what it takes to get there

Online Course: The Roadtrip Nation Experience

Five short video lessons with questions that will help you discover different pathways and talk to someone from your community who works in a job that you want to learn more about.

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Made possible by:

Strada Education

Additional support has been provided by Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Job Training and Placement Program, Fifth Third Chicagoland Foundation, and Verizon. This workforce product was funded in part by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. For more information please visit this page:

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