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Trade and Vocational Education is focus of Sen. Mattie Hunter’s Career Fair

Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 9.56.33 AMIllinois State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago – 3rd District) will host a career fair on Tuesday, April 26th, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at VanderCook College of Music, located at 3125 S. Federal Street, Chicago, IL. This free event, which is open to the public, will include workshops and will feature over 30 representatives from vocational and trade schools. The event is the sequel to a successful November 2015 college fair that brought over 200 local Chicago students out.

“We’re helping connect Chicago students with non-traditional post high school opportunities, as they create their own unique path to adulthood. In addition to empowering interested teens with the many alternative routes outside of a traditional 4-year college experience, we’re also giving recruiters access to Chicago’s brightest youth. Encouraging young people to map out their plans following high school, is crucial in this day and age,” says Hunter.

The event is open to high school teens, parents and adults seeking alternative educational and career opportunities. The Alternative Schools Network and VanderCook College of Music are the co-sponsors of this career fair. Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes and prepare questions for the vocational and trade school recruiters.

Confirmed participants include the African American Contractors Association; Dudley Beauty College; Cain’s Barber College; The Illinois Institute of Art; Community Insurance Center, a division of Inner-City Underwriting Agency Inc.; City Colleges of Chicago; St. Paul Church of God in Christ Community Development Ministries, Inc.; Coldwell Banker Residential Services; U.S. Armed Forces; The Soma Institute; Illinois Media School; Cook County Sheriff’s Police Training Academy; Chicago Police Education and Training Academy; MABMA Enterprises LLC; Chicago Security Training Concepts and many more.

For more information or to register for the event, please email [email protected], visit, or call the District Office of Senator Mattie Hunter at (312) 949-1908 or the Springfield Office at (217) 782-0970.

About Senator Mattie Hunter

State Senator Mattie Hunter has served in the Illinois General Assembly since 2003. Hunter serves in leadership as a majority caucus whip and currently as the chair of the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee. She continues to make a difference in our communities by striving to improve the nation’s health care, education and child welfare systems. During her tenure as state senator, she has helped pass over 200 bills regarding breast cancer, childhood vaccines, youth employment, environmental issues and education.

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