Mayor Rahm Emanuel expected to announce digital education initiative

April 4, 2013 4:03:14 AM PDT
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a bold, new projection for the city.

He's estimating that there will be 24,000 new information technology jobs in Chicago by the year 2020.

He will discuss it Thursday afternoon at an event involving the City Colleges of Chicago.

Also, the City Colleges have partnered with a Chicago-based startup that will bring web development skills into the classroom for students in 2014, Emanuel is expected to announce.