Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman unveiled the newest industry sectors in the College to Careers Programs: Information Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, and Culinary/Hospitality.
College to Careers is designed to bring together industry leaders with faculty and staff to develop curriculum that best prepare City Colleges students for positions in high-demand job industries, where tens of thousands of jobs are currently going unfilled. Through this initiative, City Colleges of Chicago aims to fill — and end — the skills gap by developing and utilizing a highly skilled local workforce.
The announcement was made last week at the Richard J. Daley College. Several of their Â newest industry partners joined to show their commitment to the effort. These partners include Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, and Verizon Wireless in Information Technology; Solo Cup, WaterSaver Faucet, Arrow Gear, GC America, Kay Manufacturing, Northstar Aerospace, UPS, and Lincoln Electric in Advanced Manufacturing; and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Chicago, Aramark, the Illinois Restaurant Association, and Jimmy Bannos, Sr. (Heaven on Seven and Purple Pig restaurants) in Hospitality/Culinary.
College to Careers offers a great opportunity for those seeking new educational pathways to start or advance in a career.