The mayor along with City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman also announced the launch of nine additional new or enhanced degree and certificate programs at City Colleges in the healthcare, transportation, distribution, and logistics fields. Emanuel said these programs are the product of months of collaboration between faculty and staff at City Colleges and the College to Careers industry partners.
“Through College to Careers, industry leaders are providing insight into what’s needed for the jobs of tomorrow, so we can prepare our students today,” explained the mayor. “From pre-k to college, we are preparing Chicago’s students to succeed with a full education.”
In Chicago, 84,000 jobs in the healthcare industry are projected to become available during the next 10 years, 15,000 jobs in nursing alone, according to Emanuel. There are currently opportunities for nurses holding two-year degrees, which are offered through City Colleges, but increasingly nurses may be required to hold an RN-BSN bachelor’s degree in order to practice.
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