Since 1967, the Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC) has worked with the industrial companies in the Greater Calumet Area, including the City of Chicago, South Suburban Cook County and Northwest Indiana. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit economic development organization, our mission is to lead the industrial expansion and retention efforts in this region. To fulfill our mission, our programs and service are focused on the following areas:
- Industrial Advocacy, including linking companies to Economic Development Resources
- Networking & Business Forum Events
- Workforce Training & Education
The CAIC advocates many of the concerns affecting industry and manufacturing in our area. We have a membership of over 130 companies and service providers, representing over 8,000 employees, in manufacturing, transportation & logistics, human resources, health care, finance and higher education. As your representative, we do our part in promoting the overall Calumet Corridor and its great development opportunities.
The Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC) administers funding for On the Job Training of new employees with private sector employers throughout the Chicagoland area. The OJT Program has been established to help unemployed and displaced workers train for new careers and assist employers with the cost of training new workers in the skills required to be productive employees within their respective enterprises.CAIC works directly with your HR department to ensure that only candidates that meet your specific needs are referred to your business for potential training. Because CAIC knows industry, they find employees with the work skills and work histories that fit with the job specifications. You make the final decision on whether a candidate meets your standards. You may be reimbursed for 50% of the trainees wages for up to two months of on the job training. This amount is reimbursed to you directly by CAIC.
For more information call 773.928.6000 ext 226.