Olenick Completes 2019 ComEd Construct Partnership
Olenick recently completed our second year participating in ComEd’s Construct Training Program. The 9-week program offers preparation and guidance necessary to compete for well-paying, entry-level positions in fields of construction, engineering, and related industries. ComEd and partnering companies work collaboratively with community agencies in the Chicagoland area to provide hands-on training to strengthen job readiness and life skills for participants.
As a partnering company, Olenick supported Track 2 of the program which was tailored to individuals looking to apply for entry-level back office positions. Over the course of 4 months, 18 Olenick practitioners devoted over 500 working hours to curriculum development, logistics and planning, instruction and facilitation, and attendance of additional Construct hosted events including Construct’s HR Panel, Career Fair, and Graduation Ceremony.
Olenick’s in-class instruction time doubled from 2018, increasing our total class time to 6 days. Our curriculum provided an in-depth look at the Microsoft Office Suite of applications and incorporated plenty of hands-on training exercises. The curriculum also included modules on social media best practices, business written communication, resume reviews, and our Agile Lego4SCRUM workshop.
In total, 102 graduates crossed the Construct stage this year – the largest class since the program’s inception in 2013. We’re proud to have been a part of this cohort’s journey and are looking forward to crossing professional paths with them in the future. Until then, we’re looking forward to working with the class of 2020!
For more information on ComEd’s Construct Training Program, visit their website by clicking here.