CHICAGO – State Rep. Juliana Stratton, D-Chicago, is helping connect local jobseekers with resources that help them train for careers that do not require a four-year college degree at a free alternative pathways college and career fair on Monday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at Vandercook College of Music, located at 3125 S. Federal Street in Chicago.
“The high cost of a college degree shouldn’t be a roadblock to a good career,” Stratton said. “There are many different paths to a good career, and a number of ways for local residents to get ahead in a competitive job market. I am excited to bring these resources to young people who want to build for their futures, and all jobseekers who are looking for new opportunities.”
Stratton is partnering with state Sen. Mattie Hunter and state Rep. Sonya Harper to host the alternative pathways college and career fair. The fair is free and open to the public, and will allow residents to speak with representatives from various vocational and tech schools in addition to having the ability to collect free information on career opportunities and job training. Stratton’s job fair will feature information on barber and beauty college, massage therapy certification, law enforcement and security training and other certification and training programs. In addition, residents will have the opportunity to learn how to create an employer-ready resume, succeed during an interview and read common financial documents.