The City Colleges of Chicago will soon start focusing on vocational training with the help of local businesses. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the region needs more skilled workers in fields like healthcare, high-end manufacturing and hospitality."
The two top leaders of Chicago's city college system are keeping their positions, but Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is replacing much of the board, and sending it a message.Emanuel is keeping on the board chair, investment banker Martin Cabrera, Jr., and the chancellor, Cheryl Hyman.
It is playoff time at the Madhouse on Madison. On Monday the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers at the United Center. And on Tuesday the reigning Stanley Cup champs will have one last chance to keep their post-season alive. It’s do-or-die for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Those concerned about the education of Chicago’s young people know the problem isn’t just with our elementary and high schools. Higher education in Chicago is also facing tough times; City Colleges of Chicago may lose hundreds of positions this year.