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Chicago Sun Times: City to Give $2 Million to Companies That Hire City Colleges Grads

5/12/2012 12:00 AM

​“You hire one of our community college kids, we’ll pay their stipend for the first four weeks of work,” Emanuel said during a commencement address to 3,300 graduates at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Pavilion. “... I want the rest of the country and all the people to know we got great community colleges with great kids who are ready to go to work.”

Emanuel also told the graduates — a record number for City Colleges, which only granted half that number of associates degrees as recently as a decade ago — about of the importance of battling adversity. He recounted his own near death experience as a teen after an accident that left him with a severed finger and led to multiple infections. And he recalled his experiences handling abrupt responsibility changes in the White House. Full article the Chicago Sun Times

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