Recruitment & Admissions

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Tell us you’re ready and motivated to reboot the way you’re living today into the way you want to live in the future – working, self-sufficient, providing for yourself and your family – and we’ll help you get there. So, take the first step and we’ll take the next. Apply Now >

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Do you know someone in search of a new or better job? We want to meet them! Cara sources candidates from across the city and through our trusted partners to find the most promising talent for our programs. Make a referral to Cara.


Our Process

Cara Classic, offered as a full-time program, is the path for you if you have been out of the workplace for a while or could benefit from additional practice and a guided pathway to ensure your long-term success on the job. We liken the Cara experience to a simulated workplace where, in addition to skill-building coursework, you will also have a coach, a team of peers, and a set of responsibilities to get done just as you would on a job.

Our classes include everything from basic computer skills and interviewing competency to how to shine in your service to a customer. All throughout your experience at Cara you will also have a dedicated coach to block and tackle challenges that may come up in life while you’re in the program, as well as to help take classroom learnings and actively apply them to your daily life.

Oh, and it’s fun too! You will meet some amazing people and be part of a strong community where we have each other’s backs and help lift each other up so we all succeed.

How to Apply

Click the “Get Started” button below to give us your contact information and we will take it from there.

If you have questions before you apply, please feel free to call Cara’s recruitment team at 312.798.3309.

How to Refer

If you have a candidate who meets the above criteria, tell us how to reach you, and we’ll be in touch with you. Thank you so much for taking the time to refer a prospect to our program.

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