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


Are you a Veteran in a job but wanting to make a career transition in 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, VETERANS BACK TO WORK BOOT CAMP.


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 begin on Wednesday, September 4 – October 30 (Wednesday’s from 6 p.m.-9 p.m) 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!   





When filling out application this is how we get to know YOU, please take time to answer each question. The chosen Veterans will be 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 corner  of the text box to make bigger. Also please note that questions with a (*) must be completed in order to move to next one.


For additional questions about application email:  After completing the application, applicants may email additional information for consideration to the email above.


Thank you! 


  Click here to see videos of the program!

Special Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: Rivers Casino

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, Accurate Auto Clinic, Inc., Woodfield Mall

Education Partners:  Harper College & Oakton Community College