Mayor Rahm Emanuel is teaming up with the U.S. Department of the Navy
in the launch of a summer program that will provide intensive science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to more than 1,000
students in Chicago Public Schools.
Being held in the City's
Early College STEM Schools and Chicago’s Rickover Naval Academy, the
program will support students’ enrollment in computer science classes at
the City Colleges of Chicago so they can earn advanced, college-level
credit and training in information technology.
President Obama called on the nation to provide our children with the
education and skills they need to excel in school and the careers of
tomorrow. By partnering with the Department of the Navy, we are taking a
huge step towards this goal, deepening our students’ science,
technology and math skills and supporting them with real-world,
in-demand, and Naval-relevant experiences that open the doors even wider
to future career options,” said Mayor Emanuel in a press statement.