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ILLINOIS STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 29: South Suburban College getting $35.8 M for healthcare teaching center


By Press release submission | Oct 7, 2019

Illinois State House District 29 issued the following announcement on Oct. 4.

South Suburban College in South Holland will receive $35.8 million in state funding to build a facility geared toward teaching students pursuing careers in healthcare, according to the school and Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office.

The funding is part of the state’s Rebuild Illinois capital plan.

Plans call for a 130,000-square-foot, four-story building estimated to cost about $70 million, with nearly $17 million in state funding already provided for the project, according to the governor’s office.

South Suburban noted that about 24% of students at the college study fields, including nursing and related healthcare professions, and that the facility will meet growing demand for healthcare education and training.

The facility will provide training for careers in areas including registered nursing, nursing assistants, community healthcare workers, emergency medical technicians and medical records and medical coding specialists, according to the college.

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