More than 200 partners across Chicago—essentially making the entire city a fertile learning environment.

Through weekly guest workshops, field experiences, and hands-on exploration of real-world case studies, students augment the skills and knowledge they build in the classroom with insights from established industry leaders. Our City2Classroom™ partners challenge students to question their assumptions about the world around them, discuss practicalities and possibilities in the workplace, and expose students to a wide range of jobs and career prospects.

To help our students get the most out of their experience, GCE supports every facet of student participation in these learning activities. We assist students in learning from, communicating with, and presenting to professionals; pursuing independent opportunities; reflecting on their growth; and parlaying their experiences into future job placement. Senior year, students are responsible for choosing their own path, creating opportunities, and taking ownership of their apprenticeships.