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Rush Medical Center: Rush Builds Partnership With City Colleges of Chicago Through College to Careers Program

Rush Medical Center: Rush Builds Partnership With City Colleges of Chicago Through College to Careers Program

3/7/2012 12:00 AM

Rush University Medical Center is providing resources, from equipment donations to clinical rotations and guest lecturers, to nearby Malcolm X College in support of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new College to Careers program, which has been established to ensure Chicago residents are prepared for jobs in high-growth industries.

Rush, which has been partnering with Malcolm X College (MXC) since 2008, is helping to train people for jobs in the health sciences that are available now but remain unfilled due to a skills gap. The agreement allows MXC students to gain valuable experience at Rush through clinical rotations, career ladder programs and other initiatives that had already been in place.

“City Colleges are key to Chicago’s economic viability,” said Rush CEO Larry Goodman, MD. “This initiative is crucial not only because it will help ensure a pipeline of qualified workers in the health and medical field, but because we must all contribute as corporate citizens to ensure that Chicago is a winner as more cities and countries vie for relevance in the world economy.” Full article at Rush University Medical Center