Fireside Chat: Chancellor Juan Salgado

By Andy Van Kleunen, May 25, 2022

On May 24th, 2022, NSC CEO Andy Van Kleunen was joined by City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado and a panel of thought leaders for a dynamic conversation about how Future Ready is preparing Chicago residents to rebuild the region’s infrastructure, connecting employers to local talent, narrowing the digital divide, and driving a more equitable, inclusive economic recovery.

In 2021, the City Colleges of Chicago leveraged federal recovery investments to launch Future Ready, offering high-demand, short-term credentials at no cost to Chicagoans who want to advance in their job, start a new career, or harness rapidly changing workplace technologies.

Moderator: Andy Van Kleunen, CEO, National Skills Coalition

Featured Guest: Juan Salgado, Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago


  • Farhad Asghar, Program Officer, Pathways to Postsecondary Success, Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Julie Peller, Executive Director, Higher Learning Advocates
  • Matt Summy, Vice President, Strategic Planning for Impact & Inclusion, Comcast