Mayor Daley and CPS Announce Re-Structuring of CTE
January 5, 2010
On Monday, Mayor Daley joined Chicago Public Schools officials to announce a comprehensive re-structuring of Chicago's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs: 250 non-standardized career programs will be reorganized into 80 "College and Career Academies" at 35 high schools over the next seven years.
Monday's announcement represents a significant milestone for Civic Consulting and our partners, who have been working with CPS since 2006 to restructure and improve CTE.
Research shows that students in model CTE programs graduate at higher rates from high school, are more likely to attend college, and in the long term obtain higher wages than other students.
The first 30 College and Career Academies will open in Fall, 2010. By 2016, the new programs, along with the model career academies Civic Consulting and our partners helped to launch through the Renaissance 2010 process, will serve more than 25,000 students, or about one quarter of Chicago's public high school students.
Since 2006, nearly a dozen partners have supported this long-term initiative, including:
- A.T. Kearney
- Bain & Company
- Booz & Company
- Leo Burnett
- Mayer Brown
- Pepper Construction
- Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill
- Zorch International
These partners exemplify the power of Chicago's private sector when it works together toward significant goals.
Thank you to all of our Partners, and Happy New Year!