Gov. Quinn Commends Veterans Services Programs

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - EducationIllinois Governor Pat Quinn (D-IL) on Monday was joined by President of the Teamsters Local 786 Michael Yauger, President of Malcolm X College Dr. Anthony Munroe and Director, Central Region, Soldier for Life ProgramLTC Allan H. Lanceta in to highlight programs designed to assist returning veterans in gaining the skills and credentials they need to successfully re-enter workforce.

Malcolm X College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago where the event was held, partners with the Heroes to Healthcare (H2HC). The grant-funded program through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity provides education, training and employment opportunities via DCEO federal WIA dollars for military veterans recently transitioning from the military to civilian life.  

To bridge the gap between military training and college credentials, Malcolm X College and all City Colleges recognize basic training by awarding honorably-discharged military personnel who enroll in an associate’s degree program 7 credit hours in electives.  For more information about City Colleges of Chicago, call (773) COLLEGE or visit

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