Des Plaines Park District

Veterans Back to Work Boot Camp

Veterans Back to Work Boot camp


Are you a recently returned VET needing help with your career transition?

Are you a Veteran in a job, but want to make a career transition into a different industry?

If the answer is YES, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to apply to the
Annual Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce & Industry,


We are pleased to announce that preparations are underway for the 3rd Annual Des Plaines Chamber’s Veterans Back to Work Boot Camp, brought to you by Rivers Casino, which will launch Wednesday’s this Fall. The 10-week Boot Camp will once again provide military veterans with the tools for success and a seamless transition into a meaningful career.

This year’s Boot Camp will run from September 4 – October 30, on Wednesdays from 6:00–9:00pm.

We are looking for 20 Veterans with their DD214  to apply for this amazing opportunity.  At the end of our program each selected Veteran will get a career package valued at over $8000.

Career Package Includes

-Personal Laptop computer with Microsoft Office software
-$400 Home Depot Gift Card
-$400 Woodfield Mall Gift Card
-Resume Package
-Car Maintenance Package
-Career Mentorship & Coaching
-$300 Platinum Car Wash Gift Card
-Krav Maga Self Defense Fitness Class
-Free Networking opportunities
-Volunteer project
-Work out packages and more!

. . . . . . . . . . . .  APPLICATION IS OPEN. CLICK HERE  . . . . . . . . . . . .


Remember when you are filling out application that this is how we get to know YOU. Please take time to answer each question. The Veterans chosen will have been selected based on their thoughtful answers.
Helpful Hint: Type your answers in a word document and copy and paste your answers in the application text boxes. You may drag a corner  of the text box to make bigger.
Please note that questions with a (*) must be completed in order to move to next one.

For additional questions about the application, email:
After completing the application, you may also email additional information you want to be considered.

Thank you!

Click here to see videos of the program!


Special Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Daily Herald Media Group  •  Home Depot  •  Wintrust  •  Amita Health,
VFW Post 2992  •  American Legion Post 36  •  MBD Martial Arts Academy
Home Helpers of  Northeastern Illinois  •  Sam Jidd Luxury Motors
Accurate Auto Clinic, Inc.  •  Woodfield Mall

Education Partners

Harper College  •  Oakton Community College


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