CREATE Partners Initiate Education Program in Conjunction with 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project
October 15, 2019
CREATE Program partners joined community leaders and residents from the Ashburn, Auburn, Gresham, Englewood and West Chatham neighborhoods of Chicago to announce bolstered education programs for students and residents, as part of the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (75th St. CIP). The CREATE partners committed to supporting programs in these communities to encourage students’ interest and foster learning in transportation, engineering and technical fields throughout the design and construction of the 75th St. CIP, which is anticipated to last through 2024. Starting with the current school year, professionals working on the 75th St. CIP will share career insights and technical project information with local students, as well as host field trips and expose high school students to the engineering challenges and skills required for large transportation infrastructure projects like this. More than a dozen internship positions for young adults are being planned for summer 2020. Read the full press release here (PDF).