Thursday, October 25, 2012

3 City Colleges to prepare students for jobs in growth industries - Chicago Sun-Times

3 City Colleges to prepare students for jobs in growth industries - Chicago Sun-Times

Two south side colleges are getting makeovers and a third is mentioned:

Daley College will make the switch to advanced manufacturing with the help of Solo Cup Co., WaterSaver Faucet Co. and Arrow Gear. Students will be trained in computerized numeral control machining and factory machining. Both require a heavy emphasis on math to direct and maintain computer-guided heavy equipment.

Workers in those fields can typically earn anywhere form $10- to $23-an-hour to start.

Daley is currently the only school in Illinois with two high-tech welding machines that gives students access to hands-on training.

Kennedy-King College will train students for 44,000 job openings in the culinary and hospitality industry with help from Washburne Culinary Institute alumus Jimmy Bannos, owner of Heaven On Seven and Purple Pig restaurants.
Worth mentioning of course:
Olive-Harvey will focus on transportation and logistics and build a new, $42.2 million Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Center to train students for 28,000 jobs over the next decade in those fields.

The 200,000-square-foot building will replace 112,000 square feet of temporary classroom space adjacent to the main Olive-Harvey building.
So you can get trained after high school for a vocation or career at our city colleges. I made sure to note the colleges that are on the south side, but of course those are not the only colleges that anyone can enroll in.

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