Equipping young adults for thriving STEM careers with STEMWorks
STEMWorks participants step into well-paying STEM jobs—with opportunities for advancement
Young adults from backgrounds under-represented in STEM
Efficacy rate of participants achieving a positive outcome
STEMWorks participants successfully complete the STEMWorks program
STEMWorks supports young adults in career planning and successful futures
STEMWorks is an intensive, holistic employment program for recent graduates of Chicagoland’s high schools who do not have a college or career plan. Working with our corporate partners, STEMWorks engages, trains, and places young adults into high-quality STEM-related, entry positions in IT, healthcare, construction, the trades, manufacturing and more. We then guide and support them for success in their first job and onto their STEM career pathway.
STEMWorks helps recent high school grads succeed in family sustaining STEM jobs
STEMWorks benefits for our students, community and partners
STEMWorks participants receive support in clearing obstacles to job success, including access to transportation, childcare, counseling, and more
STEMWorks graduates become part of a STEM professional alumni network that provides mentorship and supports their STEM education and career advancement beyond their first job
Chicagoland acquire a new generation of young people with STEM skills in IT, construction, the trades, healthcare and more—all skills that contribute to Chicagoland’s quality of life
Our communities provide a new way for high schools to connect new graduates to quality, living-wage STEM employment
Corporate partners benefit from Lumity’s ongoing supports and mentoring for the STEMWorks participants they hire—furthering employee satisfaction and retention goals
Employers gain new ideas and energy from STEMWorks participants ready and eager to take on their new roles
Join STEMWorks and launch your STEM career!
Live in the Chicagoland area, are between the ages of 17-24, and seeking a career path? If so, come join the STEMWorks program to launch your career in STEM!
Find a career path that excites you and supports your financial goals
Get job coaching and mentoring to ensure success in your new career
Develop new skills that will last a lifetime
Gain access to employers in the growing fields of construction trades, healthcare, IT/Technology, Manufacturing and more
Obtain certifications for the career path of your choice. Examples include OSHA-10, CPR/First Aid, and NCCER certifications for the construction trades; and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT), Certified EKG Technician (CET), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) for healthcare; IT certifications for a technology pathway; and more!
Training locations near you: the South Loop at 1132 S. Wabash Ave in Chicago; Southside Chicago at Chicago Vocational Career Academy and Simeon Career Academy; Westside in Belmont Cragin neighborhood at Prosser Career Academy; Virtually and more!
* STEMWorks is made possible through two grants: Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Illinois Works grant and IL Dept. of Human Services Illinois Youth Investment Program grant.
Lumity students success
“Lumity helped me get my job. My whole attitude and the way I do things is because of Lumity. They helped me get focused and helped me figure out what I need to do for my future. They didn’t give up on us. They pushed us and they really care.”
Adrian Willis 2019 Participant
“Lumity taught me the skills I needed to get a job and get a job I was interested in and could improve in. They still check in with me to make sure I’m progressing. It makes me feel good that somebody has my back.”
Deon Brown Graduate
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