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CBS, FOX, ABC, DNAinfo: Work Begins on New Olive-Harvey College Facility

10/28/2013 2:00 PM

FOX: Around 150 construction jobs are coming to Chicago, thanks to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago. The Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Center is being built at Olive-Harvey College on the South Side. The new campus is the first of its kind to be built in Illinois.Watch the video clip here.

CBSA festive atmosphere for the groundbreaking of a new chapter for Chicago's City Colleges. Mayor Emanuel and others are touting a new $45 million Transportation Distribution and Logistics Center at the Olive-Harvey College on the South Side. ... It's the first of its kind in Illinois. The idea is to prepare students for jobs that are actually out there. Watch the video clip here.   

ABCA groundbreaking was held today for a new facility that will help prepare students for jobs in the transportation industry. It's on the campus of Olive-Harvey College. When it's finished, it will be the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Center. It's the first of its kind in Illinois. It will prepare students for the more than 100,000 transportation jobs that are expected to be coming to our region over the next decade. It will also create 150 construction jobs.​ Watch the video clip here.   

DNAinfoCity Colleges Chancellor Cheryl Hyman said a 103,000-square-foot Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Center being built on the Far South Side will be the "hub" of her schools' career training program. The new TDL Center will located at Olive-Harvey College and be part of the College to Careers initiative launched nearly two years ago.

"We are laying the foun​dation for a first of its kind facility that will prepare Chicagoans for 110,000 jobs in transportation, distribution and logistics," Hyman said at a Monday groundbreaking ceremony, which was also attended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. " ... Through these efforts our colleges have partnered with industry leaders to make sure our programs are relevant and reflect workforce demand."

Scheduled for completion in 2015, Hyman said the TDL Center include automotive and diesel engine laboratories, classrooms, simulated driving facilities, a testing center, vehicle bays and a dynamometer that measures the power output of an engine.

Read the DNAinfo story here.
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