Monday, May 14, 2012

Sun-Times: City to give $2 million to companies that hire City Colleges grads

Sounds great but then where is this money coming from?
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a $2 million stipend for companies willing to hire City Colleges of Chicago graduates.

“You hire one of our community college kids, we’ll pay their stipend for the first four weeks of work,” Emanuel said Saturday during his commencement address to 3,300 graduates at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion. “. . . I want the rest of the country and all the people to know we got great community colleges with great kids who are ready to go to work.”

He also told the graduates — a record number for City Colleges, which granted only half that number of associates degrees a decade ago — about the importance of battling adversity.
I hope the students at our nearby city colleges, Olive-Harvey and Kennedy-King take advantage of this in the future!

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