Renovations begin on Chicago academy's new career training rooms

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that construction has begun on the renovation of Chicago Vocational Career Academy (CVCA), which is creating new career-focused classrooms to prepare students for jobs in a variety of high growth industries, such as horticulture, carpentry, culinary services and healthcare.

“The investments at CVCA will give students access to state-of-the-art facilities and a high quality education that will help them develop a solid academic foundation and valuable skills to compete for a career,” Mayor Emanuel said. “Whether it is a STEM, IB, military, magnet or neighborhood school, we are making the necessary investments today to provide a true 21st century education that will give our kids better opportunities tomorrow.”

The project is being funded by state capital dollars, which State Senator Donne Trotter (D-17th District) was instrumental in securing, and is being delivered in 2 phases. The first phase includes renovating Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and Career to Education labs and workshops, set to be complete before the Fall 2014 semester begins. The second phase will include major building infrastructure repair and replacement to be complete in 2015.

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