Illinois Must Not Abandon Its Community Colleges

"In the coming years, jobs requiring at least an associate degree are projected to grow twice as fast as jobs requiring no college experience. We will not fill those jobs – or keep those jobs on our shores – without the training offered by community colleges.” President Obama As the leaders of Illinois fail to [...]

Making Sense of Credentials

Deciding on a particular training program or a specific certification to pursue can be confusing and difficult. Extensive labor market information about careers is available from sources like O*Net and the Occupational Outlook Handbook, but data about specific certificates and credentials can be harder to find. Here are a few places to start. Find local [...]

Bridging the Path Between Adult Education and Careers – Webinar

CJC and Women Employed's Pathways to Careers Network will host a webinar Wednesday, February 18 at 12:00pm to introduce the new 'Career Foundations: Making Your Education Work for You' curriculum, created in partnership by Women Employed and City Colleges of Chicago. The webinar will feature Ann Darnton, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Adult Education at [...]

New Resource for Connecting Clients with Education

It can be hard to connect lower skilled adults with the right job when they lack basic education or other skills. And while encouraging clients to further their education is not necessary or realistic in every single case, it is crucial to have the right tools for those clients who will benefit from adult education. Education [...]

Introducing Our Brand New Skills and Education Page

Today, the fourth day of WIRE Week, we are so excited to introduce an entirely new page to the WIRE. The Skills and Education page will be the WIRE's location for data about the skills gap, educational attainment, educational achievement gaps, literacy, English proficiency, and more to come. We could tell you all about it...but we [...]

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