Chicago Builds

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March 22, 2017 – 6:00 pm – 7:30

April 1, 2017 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am

What is Chicago Builds?

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.


What will students study?

Students who participate in the Chicago Builds program will get hands-on training in the fields of:

  • Carpentry
  • Electricity
  • Heating and Cooling (HVAC)
  • Welding
  • General Construction

Benefits:

  • Earn industry recognized certification
  • Take part in paid internships, job shadowing, and visits to union training centers
  • Prepare for union entrance exams
  • Qualify for apprenticeships
  • Earn high school credit that has real-world value in a subject students are interested in

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