A workforce partnership connecting community members to construction careers and jobs building the Obama Presidential Center

About WCBI

Building the Obama Presidential Center isn’t just about bringing a new world-class destination to the South Side—it’s about investing in the surrounding community. The Obama Presidential Center and We Can Build It teamed up to develop a pipeline of construction talent that looks like the community the Obama Presidential Center calls home.

From outreach, to pre apprenticeship training, to test preparation and job placement, the partnership is ready to help Chicagoans establish a successful career in construction.

Thank you to our Tradeswomen and Welders for taking the time to be a part of the Chicago Women in Trades video feature with the Obama Foundation: Ironworker. Jennifer Ortiz – Electrician, Dione Scott – Plumber, Zahrah Hill – Pipefitter, Ebony Simpson – Laborer, Tume Tsotetsi – Ironworker, Paris Finley, Welder – Alyssa Geers, Welder – Briana Gale-Bond, Tuckpointer, Takeesha Walsh and Carpenter, Edith Guerrero.