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ILLINOIS STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 57: Carroll-Backed Bill Creating Task Force to Expand Vocational Job Opportunities Now Law


By Press release submission | Oct 14, 2019


Illinois State House District 57 issued the following announcement on Oct. 8

State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, is helping establish more vocational jobs opportunities with his support for a bill creating the Training in Building Trades Program to award grants to community organizations in support of jobs education classes.

“Good-paying jobs are the foundation of a thriving economy and a stronger Illinois, and robust jobs training programs will bring us closer to that goal,” Carroll said. “Our community needs more educational opportunities for people to learn new skills that will equip them to build better lives for themselves.”

Continuing his efforts to boost economic opportunity and practical, good-paying jobs, Carroll passed House Bill 2304, which creates the Training in Building Trades Program in the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for people between 18 and 35 to learn trade skills, especially in construction, electrical trades or plumbing. The bill received strong bipartisan support and is now law.

“There is still a long way to go, but we are making great progress toward a brighter, fairer economic future for all Illinoisans,” Carroll said. “I will continue to fight to ensure the next generation of workers have fair salaries, lower taxes and the employment prospects they deserve.”

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