Ill. backs $42 million center at Chicago college.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The state of Illinois and the City Colleges of Chicago The City Colleges of Chicago is a system of seven community colleges which provide learning opportunities for Chicago residents at the schools or online, and also members of the US military through the Navy Campus to enhance their knowledge and skills. are investing more than $42 million to build a center to train students for jobs in transportation logistics.
It's a growing field and particularly important regionally because Chicago is a major national hub for freight carried by rail, road and air.
Gov. Pat Quinn
John Brian Patrick "Pat" Quinn (born January 29, 1943, in Hamilton, Ontario), and Mayor Rahm Emanuel Rahm Emanuel (born November 29 1959) is an American politician. He has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing Illinois's At-large congressional district (map), which covers much of the North Side of Chicago and parts of announced the investment.
They say the new Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Center at Olive-Harvey College on Chicago's South Side will prepare students for higher paying jobs in the sector.
Quinn and Emanuel say they hope the center and its graduates will encourage the industry to expand operations and create jobs locally.