It includes experiential learning, such as professional certification programs, cooperative education, and internships, as well as Career and Technical Education (CTE).
Benefits for students include:
- Applying classroom learning in real-world settings.
- Discovering interests, aptitudes, and abilities while exploring career possibilities.
- Improving post-graduation employment opportunities.
- Developing and practicing positive work-related habits and attitudes, including the ability to think critically, solve problems, work in teams, and resolve issues professionally.
- Expanding and refining skills by participating in authentic, job-related tasks.
- Observing the demeanor and behaviors of professionals in the workplace.
- Increased motivation and an appreciation for staying in school.
- Understanding the value of post-secondary education at the community college level and at the university level.
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Chicago Police & Fire Training Academy
The CPFTA is a two-year program for students interested in careers in public safety, law enforcement, criminal justice, and fire science.
Chicago Builds is a two-year program for students interested in careers in the construction industry.
Career & Technical (CTE) Programs
CTE Programs give students hands-on experience in a variety of fields and industries.
Cooperative Education (Work Study) is a citywide program intended as a year-long, work-based learning experience for high school senior students, designed to give on-the-job advanced skills training.