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CNBC: Chicago's Plan to Bridge the Skills Gap

3/27/2014 12:00 PM

New York Times columnist and CNBC Sqauwk Box host Andrew Ross Sorkin interviewed Chancellor Hyman on Thursday March 27th at the Reinventing America Summit in downtown Chicago.   ​

"Education plays a huge role in the recovery of our economy," says Cheryl Hyman, City Colleges of Chicago chance​llor, discussing Chicago's special education initiative, "The College to Careers Program," aimed at narrowing the skills gap. "We found that 80 percent of the jobs in our region are focused on industries such as health care, IT, transportation, hospitality, culinary and manufacturing, says Hyman.

Watch the full interview at