'College to Careers' Initiative: City Colleges partner with industry experts
October 24, 2012 (CHICAGO) -- Three new programs at Chicago City Colleges aim to align students' skills with growing opportunities in the workforce.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges Chancellor Cheryl Hyman introduced the programs Wednesday.
The programs will include information technology studies at Wright College, Culinary and Hospitality at Kennedy-King College and advanced manufacturing at Richard J. Daley College, where the mayor took a tour.
"You need the serious training that comes from a place like this," said Mayor Emanuel. "And we're orientating and re-engineering our community colleges to align with the jobs today, and align with the jobs tomorrow, and making sure the people of Chicago have a chance at them."
The new programs are part of the mayor's "College to Careers" Initiative, which partners industry experts with City Colleges faculty to focus curriculum.
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