What is College to Careers (C2C)?
The C2C program forges partnerships between City Colleges and industry leaders to better align City Colleges’ curricula with the demand in growing fields. These partnerships provide City Colleges’ students access to real-world experience via teacher-practitioners, internships and top-notch facilities, and offer City Colleges’ students and graduates a first pass at job opportunities.
What’s Happening Now?
City Colleges is enhancing its occupational programs in six fast-growing fields. Each program is headquartered at one of the City Colleges: Healthcare at Malcolm X College; Transportation, Distribution & Logistics (TDL) at Olive-Harvey College; Business, Professional Services & Entrepreneurship at Harold Washington College; Information Technology at Wilbur Wright College; Advanced Manufacturing at Richard J. Daley College; and Culinary and Hospitality at Kennedy-King College.
New Programs: Colleges will have new or revamped programs that prepare students for 21st century careers. To check out the new C2C programs, browse City Colleges' CareerFinder or call 773-COLLEGE to speak with a member of our recruitment team about College to Careers.
New Facilities: City Colleges has announced the creation of new facilities to support its College to Careers effort, as part of a $524 million capital plan that will bring enhancements to all of the City Colleges. These facilities include a new $251 million campus for Malcolm X College and a $45 million Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Center at Olive-Harvey College.
New Hires: Hundreds of City Colleges students and graduates have landed internships or jobs in C2C industries, many with partners, including Allscripts, Advocate Healthcare, CVS Caremark, Kay Manufacturing, Schneider, UPS and Walgreens.
New Fund: The City of Chicago announced a $2 million College to Careers fund that will pay CCC graduates’ initial salaries. For further guidelines about the fund, click here.
What Is a C2C Industry Partner?
C2C partners work with faculty to revise or design curriculum pathways and facilities, create workplace learning opportunities and commit to interview or hire students who successfully complete a program.
Our partners include:
Transportation/Distribution/Logistics: AAR Corporation, A. Finkl & Sons, Amtrak, Associated, BNSF, Canadian National Rail, CenterPoint Properties, Coca-Cola, Coyote Logistics, CTA, Echo Logistics, FedEx, Firestone, Grainger, Hailo Cab, Il Central Bus Co., ITS Technologies and Logistics, Metra, Navistar, Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, Inc., Pace, PepsiCo., Schneider Logistics, Schneider Finance, Snap-On, Union Pacific, United Airlines, UPS, Walgreens, Walmart
Healthcare: Accretive Health, Advocate Healthcare Systems, Allscripts, Baxter, CVSCaremark, DaVita, Inc., Emmi Solutions, Fresenius Medical Care North American, GE Healthcare, Jesse Brown VA Hospital, John Stroger Cook County Hospitals, Laurus Strategies, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, MCHC (Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Presence Health, Rush University Medical Center, Sinai Health Systems, Source HOV, Superior Ambulance, University of Chicago Medicine, University of Illinois Medical Center, Vanguard, Walgreens
Business: Accenture, Allstate, AON, Braintree, Clayco, Cole Taylor, Comcast, Country Financial, Federal Savings, Gap Inc., Huron Consulting Group, Kemper, Macy's, Mesirow, Willis, US Cellular, Zurich
Information Technology: Cisco, CompTIA, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, SDI, Vanguard, Verizon Wireless
Advanced Manufacturing: A-Korn Roller, Inc., Arrow Gear, Bretford Furniture Manufacturing, Do-Rite, Dynomax Inc., Freedman Seating, GC America, HFO Chicago, Jernberg Industries, Kay Manufacturing, Lincoln Electric, Northstar Aerospace, Pactiv, Rexam Beverage Can, Rexam Mold Manufacturing, S + C Electric, Solo Cup, UPS, WaterSaver Faucet Co., World's Finest Chocolate
Culinary and Hospitality: Aramark, Areas Airport, Concessions International, Eli's Cheesecake Company, Heaven on Seven/Jimmy Bannos (restauranteur), Hilton (Drake), Hyatt/Hyatt Regency, Illinois Restaurant Association, InterContinental Chicago, IHLA, Levy Restaurants, McDonald's, Revolution Foods, Sheraton (Water)
Are you a student or prospective student looking to apply for a College to Careers program? Contact City Colleges at 773-COLLEGE and ask to speak with a member of the Recruitment team.
Are you a business looking to partner with City Colleges of Chicago? Contact Meredith Sparks Ament, Associate VIce-Chancellor of Workforce Development, at (312) 553-2568 or email@example.com.