Chicago Center for Arts and Technology (2015)

Chicago, IL

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A model that provides arts, coding and digital education for youth and industry relevant career training for adults in fields such as medical assistants, advanced manufacturing which creates real avenues out of poverty and promote hope amongst those who need it the most. 62,000-square-foot NMTC-funded multi-use training center project in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. This project allows consolidation and expansion of the Greater West Town Community Development Project’s existing training programs, including a 165-student charter high school that offers vocational career training in the transportation/warehousing/logistics field for students that have previously dropped out of the Chicago Public School system. In addition, the center includes: a 75 percent expanded adult vocational training program, serving 180 students and teaching skilled carpentry and shipping/receiving skills; a 23,000-square-foot industrial incubator for state-of-the-art woodworking companies; and a 165-student vocational career training program for high school-age students in the transportation/warehousing/logistics field.

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