Chicago City Colleges to begin construction on new manufacturing center

By Chicago Sun-Times staff

Jan 07, 2016

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Chicago's Richard J. Daley College will soon begin construction on a new advanced manufacturing center at the city college’s Southwest Side campus.

The $75 million “state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing center” will be open to students in fall 2018, according to a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office. The statement said an estimated 14,000 manufacturing jobs will come to Chicago in the next 10 years, and that drove the college’s focus on manufacturing.

“The Daley project is one lever in the Mayor’s agenda to prepare a workforce of skilled workers to meet the growing demand in this industry,” the statement said.

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