Chicago Public Schools is reinstating the electrical education program at one of its high schools after announcing earlier in the year it was closing the last program. CPS had said lack of student interest was the reason for the closure, but the Simeon Career Academy High School Chicago rallied to save it, EC&M previously reported.
According to DNA Info Chicago, the program is being brought back largely because of a partnership CPS formed with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 134, which said it would provide employment to every graduate of the program. The instructor for the electricity program will also be reinstated after being laid off.
Through the partnership, CPS officials said it expects at least 28 students from each grade level, from sophomores to seniors, to enroll per year.