Business, Employment & Training (B.E.T.) Initiative

Our B.E.T. initiative creates a work force that is experienced and prepared. This is achieved by developing personality based strengths into job-specific skills. We target the following core skillsets and traits.

  • Trades and Skills, with a focus on detail while being able to follow directives.
  • Organizational Skills, including excellent listening skills, with the ability to properly manage constructive criticism.
  • Kind Character and Enthusiasm, supporting an earnest desire to be helpful in a team environment.

BET Training Stages

Our program has continued to be successful due to our multi-staged training process that paces employee education. We work diligently to instill our organizations values and ideals of working to develop people and communities.

During Stage 2, employees work closely with team leads. They’ll observe how tasks are completed and gain an understanding of our expected quality of work including the attention to detail that is demanded. They will directly assist with tasks assigned to them by their lead while being guided in their completion.

During Stage 2, employees work closely with team leads. They’ll observe how tasks are completed and gain an understanding of our expected quality of work including the attention to detail that is demanded. They will directly assist with tasks assigned to them by their lead while being guided in their completion.

Stage 3 is the core training phase. During this period, they are given detailed hands-on-training in trades with increasing difficulty. As their competencies grow, they gain more independence concerning tasks they’re skilled in. This is the longest stage of DFS employees development.

Leadership skills are instilled in Stage 4. Once our employees are trained in all skills and competencies, and meet all performance requirements, they are ready to start leading their own teams. DFS instills practices and methods that assist new leads in maintaining strong, effective, and productive teams.

During Stage 5, employees are moved into managerial roles. Stage 5 employees are involved in planning, strategizing, and expanding. They learn essential skills in contracting, business management, and regulation. These employees that rise to the cream of the crop are poised to help hundreds if not thousands of other prospective employees who share their same background.

Testimonials

TRAVION
TRAVIONLaborer - MDC Economic Development Corporation
“It changed my life, I’m not out here in these streets. I don’t have to rob, I don’t have to do anything unnecessary. I got a whole career thanks to this man.”
ANTONIO
ANTONIOLaborer - MDC Economic Development Corporation
“All I saw was the things around me, the gangs and drug dealers, so I began to get involved in those things. This is an opportunity I wasn’t even aware of.”
DESHON
DESHONLaborer - MDC Economic Development Corporation
“There are things I had to do that I don’t even want to tell my mother about. But because of this opportunity, I don’t have to do those things anymore. We need more opportunities like this.”

DFS by the Numbers

Our numbers say it all.

Many don’t expect much in terms of the performance of the people we employ. With our training program, the quality of our work has exceeded most other contractors. Our spirit of precision goes into our work and is instilled in the craftsmanship of our staff.

Before and After

Our employees work diligently to bring about the highest quality as it’s the DFS expectation. We not only advocate them doing the job, we train and instill in them to do their job with the best of quality.

We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization and your contributions mean all the difference in what we are able to accomplish. Please donate to empower this program.

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Address
8659 S. Ingleside Ave., Chicago, IL 60619

Phone
773.356.7661

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