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Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center Community Partnerships



Carreras en Salud (Careers in Health)
Carreras en Salud (Careers in Health) is a nationally recognized collaboration of Wilbur Wright College Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center, Instituto del Progreso Latino, Association House of Chicago, and the National Council of La Raza. It is designed to bridge the gap of bilingual Spanish-English personnel in the allied health industry. Through this comprehensive pathway program, Carreras has served over one thousand students, filling a much-needed service gap in the health care industry.

Carreras en Salud has been exemplified as a model program for the third year by The Aspen Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative - Courses to Employment Learning Demonstration Project. Additionally, Carreras en Salud has garnered several national awards, most notably in November 2010 in Washington DC as an “Example of Excelencia” by Excelencia in Education at the Associate Level.  

Erie Neighborhood House
Erie offers bridge programs to HPVEC in preparation for the Medical Assistant program and the CNC Manufacturing program. They are currently designing a bridge program aligned with HPVEC's new Information Technology program. Erie offers a multitute of Adult Programs that all provide participatory, outcomes-based education that promotes economic advancement, fosters community leadership, and ecnourages civic engagement. This includes Citizenship and Immigration Program, Community Literacy and Tutoring, English as a Second Language (ESL), Technology Education, and Workforce Development. Wright College Adult Education provides the free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at Erie Neighborhood House. 

Dual Enrollment
Wright College is fortunate to collaborate with a number of CPS high schools. Through the Dual Enrollment Program, motivated high school students can take college classes for free at a CCC campus, including HPVEC. Motivated juniors and seniors can get a head start by earning college credit and attending classes at the CCC campus. High School students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a 90% high school attendance rate. *School recommendation required if you don't meet both requirments. For more information about dual enrollment click here:

Adult Education
Wright College Adult Education partners with 19 community-based organizations, faith institutions and schools to provide classes at our off-site partner locations in the community. Wright College Adult Education provides the instructors and curriculum at the off-site locations to increase access in identified high-need communities.

Here is a list of our off site partners that offer classes:​




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