CTA’s Diversity Program Hosts Pre-Apprenticeship Fair for Area High School Students

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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) partnered with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to bring over 100 students from Bowen High School, Chicago Vocational Career (CVCA), Simeon Career and Harlan Community Academies to CTA’s Pre-Apprenticeship Fair on Tuesday, March 12 at Harry S. Truman College. Participants met with CTA staff, workforce partners, contractors, trade unions and pre-apprenticeship trainers about rewarding career opportunities in the trades and on CTA infrastructure projects. The event was part of CTA’s vision to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of its operations. Last year, the Chicago Transit Board approved the investment of $3.4 million to identify, recruit and train a diverse prospective workforce and assist in their placement on CTA and area construction projects. The event also featured hands-on activities, a live DJ and light refreshments.

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