A new joint venture between Prairie State College, the Village of Park Forest and South Suburban College is making it possible for young adults to gain real-world experience in a variety of construction trades.
Students and instructor from South Suburban College work on the project house in Park Forest. (Provided photo)
Known as the South Suburban Trades Initiative (SSTI), the program extends learning from the classroom to the jobsite, an abandoned house owned by Park Forest.
“After decades of pushing four-year college degrees . . .