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Chicago Sun-Times: Obama pushes Chicago-style community college/employer partnerships

1/24/2012 12:00 AM

Chancellor Cheryl Hyman of City Colleges of Chicago said in a statement, "President Obama tonight called for a national effort to equip Americans with the right job skills and make college more affordable. Community colleges hold a large part of the answer to both challenges.

"Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago have launched the College to Careers initiative to partner with high-growth industries to align curriculum with market demand. This will ensure we address our nation and region's enduring skills gap and empower students to compete and win the global jobs of today and tomorrow. Full article at Chicago Sun-Times
"City Colleges of Chicago similarly plays a critical role in reducing the student debt crisis, removing cost as barrier to job training and college degrees. A City Colleges of Chicago student can save up to $40,000 versus comparable coursework elsewhere.

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