Mayor Emanuel & CPS Announce Dunbar High School to Establish City's First Comprehensive Trades Program

April 25, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, US Representative Bobby L. Rush, the Chicago Building Trades and Chicago Public Schools announced Dunbar Career Academy High School will establish a comprehensive citywide construction trades program in the 2016-2017 school year.

Due to increasing demand by employers for the skilled trades, the "Construction Trades Campus at Dunbar" is designed to create a model school focused on teaching students skills in the following industries:  general construction, carpentry, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), welding, and electricity.  These investments will provide Chicago's students greater choice in career paths and training that will set them on a path to the middle class.

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