Chicago Builds is a 2-year off-campus construction training program for 11th and 12th grade CPS students who are interested pursuing a profitable career in the construction field after graduating high school.
In year one, students participate daily in a 2-hour Introduction to Construction course that takes place in newly remodeled construction labs taught by industry professionals. In year two, students choose a pathway in which to specialize. For each year that is successfully completed, students earn 2 high school credits (4 total at completion of program).
As part of the regular school day, classes meet five days a week from 2:30pm – 4:30pm for the entire school year at the Chicago Builds Construction Campus, located at 3000 S. King Drive.
Students who participate in the Chicago Builds program will get hands-on training in the fields of: