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Career Institute, vocational school founded by Scott "Shalom" Klein, opens its doors in the Chicagoland area

Career InstituteEVANSTON, Ill., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Career Institute, LLC has opened in the Chicagoland area and is now accepting driven students looking to further their education and discover a new career in the Healthcare industry. Career Institute is a vocational school committed to not only insuring their students are thoroughly trained for a new job, but are also provided with the guidance, networking and support to find a new career.

“Our work is done when your job begins!” is more than a slogan; it’s a mission statement at Career Institute. Their staff is dedicated to providing a quality education, enthusiastic teachers, a high-tech learning environment and a superior job placement program. Career training programs offered through Career Institute include: Phlebotomy Technician, Electrocardiograph Technician, Medication Aide for CNAs, English as a Second Language, Medical Billing and Coding, and Pharmacy Technician.

The staff at Career Institute believes that career development is a life-long journey. Their Career Services Department works with students to facilitate a successful job search through resume and interview preparations, tutoring, workshops, networking events and more. With its vast network of employers, Career Institute has been able to establish strong partnerships with organizations in the Healthcare industry.

As Founder of Career Institute, Scott "Shalom" Klein brings a diverse background and extensive networking experience to the community. Klein has served as Vice President of Moshe Klein & Associates and MKA Receivables. Recently appointed Chairman of the Village of Skokie Economic Development Commission, Klein is also the founder of Dempster Street Merchants Association and Jewish B2B Networking. In recognition of his extensive work in the community, Klein was recently acknowledged on the floor of the United States Congress.

Career Institute is also proud to introduce Lillian Williams-McClain as the Vice President of Operations and Chief Academic Officer. Williams-McCain has a Masters in Vocational Education, Guidance & Training from Northeastern Illinois University and 20+ years in post secondary education. With previous positions as Academic Dean, School Director, Campus President and Chief Operating Officer, Williams-McClain is thrilled to bring her expertise to Career Institute.

Career Institute is located at 990 Grove Street in Evanston, Illinois and is approved to open and operate by the State of Illinois. For more information visit, call (847) 801-0900 or email

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Evanston Now: Panel backs city aid to trade school

990 GroveEvanston’s Economic Development Committee voted unanimously Wednesday night to recommend City Council approval of a $25,000 forgivable loan to a planned private health careers training school

Organizers of the school, Career Institute LLC, plan to use the funds to help pay for conversion of office space at 990 Grove St. for its use.

The building landlord, Imperial Realty, reportedly has pledged another $30,000 toward building out about 5,000 square feet of first-floor space in the largely vacant building for the school’s use.

New EDC member Jeannemarie Sierant, who works for corporate training firm NIIT Cognitive Arts in Evanston, questionned school co-founder Scott "Shalom" Klein, about his first-year budget projecting spending just 11 percent of total first year costs of $652,000 on faculty pay.

“That seems a little low,” Sierant said. But Klein said he’d been working with a national consulting firm to develop curricula for the program and to come up with the right staffing levels.

Klein said the school plans to start with a part-time program to train high-school graduates and mid-life career changers for work as pharmacy technicians.

Sierant also noted that such proprietary school programs tend to have very high dropout rates.

But Klein said he plans to focus on building close relationships with employers so “employers will know the student from the beginning” and be prepared to offer them jobs when they finish the program.

“Our selling point as a business will be our success in job placement at the end of the day,” Klein added.

He added that he’s working to get the program accredited, but can’t win accreditation until after the first student has completed the program.

Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, said she was concerned about the condition of the building, saying she recalled that there were issues with the property two decades ago when it was used as temporary quarters for the Evanston Public Library while the current library was under construction.

But Paul Zalmezak of the city’s city economic development staff said that before any city funds are spent inspectors from the city building department would go through the property to make sure any issues are addressed.

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