Chicago to make $1.25 Million Investment in Austin Manufacturing Education

15 Nov, 2012

On November 13, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the city will invest $1.25 million in advanced manufacturing education programs led by the Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council and its managing partner, the Center for Labor & Community Research.

“We need to invest in something other people recognize as one of a kind,” Emanuel says. “We have it right here in the city of Chicago.”

The funds will support the Austin Innovation Park, Austin Polytech Career Program, Austin Manufacturing Training Center, outreach to elementary school students around advanced manufacturing education and careers, and a new bridge program to prepare African-American males for advanced manufacturing training.

“This crucial funding will allow us to take a decisive step forward in establishing Chicago as a hub for advanced manufacturing and a national leader in this growing and crucial field,” says Jorge Ramirez, president, Chicago Federation of Labor and co-chair of the Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council.

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