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Vacant Park Forest home serves as classroom for college students learning building trades

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A Park Forest home is serving as a classroom for some students from Prairie State College and South Suburban College.

When they’re done rehabbing what had been an abandoned house, they’ll have learned valuable skills that could lead to jobs in the building trades, and Park Forest, which owns the home, will be able to scratch off one more remnant of a recession that left the village with scores of vacant homes. Park Forest is working with Prairie State in Chicago Heights and South Suburban in South Holland in a partnership called the South Suburban Trades Initiative…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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