In 2008, like 2.6 million others in the U.S., Michele Miller found herself out of a job. Determined to get back on track, the 41-year-old health care worker enrolled full-time in community college classes. After working closely with City Colleges of Chicago staff to practice mock interviews, participate in resume workshops and attend job information sessions, Miller landed a job with Chicago-based Allscripts Heathcare Solutions Inc.
The recent graduate of Harold Washington College was one of two City Colleges of Chicago graduates to tell their stories Tuesday to Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden. Jill Biden has been touring college-to-career programs across the country since February. Biden herself has been a community college teacher for 18 years.
“It was completely magical,” Miller said about the experience. “What came out of it, Dr. Biden, wasn’t just a job, but a career.” Full article at Chicago Sun Times