CCHE Can Help You and Your Business

Maintain or Enhance Your Career or Business

CCHE partners with private and public organizations to identify and address the specific educational needs of our community. We offer programming to help professionals tackle individual areas of potential growth, helping them to be more prepared and competent in their jobs. CCHE offers numerous certifications and trainings to keep people current and help them advance in their jobs.  Attending workforce training in Cook County saves residents time and money. Our Program Director works with you to create the training you need for your employees, from ServSafe to Leadership Training, we customize trainings to your business’s needs.

All our programming starts out with an idea! Let your idea spark our next training, OR share your expertise and lead a workshop.

For help with planning, funding, or any Training & Development questions, email:

The alcohol awareness class was great for our team. They have an appreciation for why its important to be aware of these things when serving alcohol.

Business Manager

Forklift and boiler training met our business needs to meet current regulations. First aid and CPR were popular with employees and help our safety environment. On a personal level, the Swedish course led me to study the language and music, and perform.

Business Manager & Student

I’ve gotten help with quickbooks and also with growing my business and myself professionally which is helping me become a more informed business owner.

Business Owner

CCHE provides an impactful and essential service to our community, making valuable learning opportunities available to community members and organizations that advance our individual and collective talents.

Community Member

CCHE is a resource providing courses on skills helpful for success in employment and business. They also provide regular, free informational sessions on various topics presented by someone experienced in that field.

Community Member

Higher Ed is such a great resource for those of us working for nonprofits!

Non Profit Staff Person

Upcoming Events

Google Forms Workshop

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

Google Sheets Workshop

June 29 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm CDT

American Red Cross First Aid / CPR / AED Course

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

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Self Study / Anytime Learning

Foundations of Investing
30 minutes
This presentation will help you learn about the importance of developing a strategy, the impact of asset allocation, and the influence of inflation on your long-term goals,  and will go over the basic features of bonds, stocks, and mutual funds.
Covering Tactics for Handling Unmasked Customers
1 hour
This presentation covers techniques to diffuse and de-escalate, tools to empower your employees, and ways to get the results required to keep your business open.
The Art of Online Communication
7 minutes
Quick tips from the Workshop: The Art of Online Communication - with Jim Robinson from Minnesota's Theater of Public Policy. Learn how to turn conflict into conversation.
Basics of PowerPoint
1 hour
Learn the very basics of creating professional, powerful, and effective computerized presentations. Learn how to organize and create your presentation and illustrate your points with charts, clip art, transition, and sound.
Intro to Excel
1 hour
Learn the basics, from creating and saving to editing and formatting.
Intro to QuickBooks
1 hour
Topics include: setting up your accounts within QuickBooks, setting company and individual user preferences, creating and using invoices and sales receipts.
Starting a Store with WordPress
45 minutes
Learn how to createe an online store with WordPress and WooCommerce.
Intro to WordPress
1 hour
Beginner class where you will learn about the basics of starting a WordPress website.


CCHE acknowledges that we are located on traditional, ancestral, and modern-day lands of Indigenous people. We recognize that this Land Acknowledgement is but one step in unmasking systems of oppression. To learn more about our commitment to this work click here.