Illinois Central College Hosts Ready to Work Expo July 11 and 12

               Illinois Central College will host a Ready to Work Expo for potential students to learn about educational opportunities to retool their job skills to match local careers in demand. The open house style event provides potential students and their families the opportunity to speak individually with faculty and staff from a wide range of career and technically based programs. The event will take place on Thursday, July 11 from 5-7 p.m. and Friday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to noon on the ICC East Peoria Campus. It is free and open to the public.
               “There is an increasing need for individuals with the right skills to fill jobs right here in the Peoria area,” said ICC Associate Vice President of Workforce Development Dr. Andrew Kerr. “We encourage recent high school grads, the unemployed, and anyone wanting to improve their job skills to attend the event to find out more. It’s the first step they can take toward earning a credential leading to a living wage and changing their future for the better.”
               Programs expected to participate include welding, machining, Computer Numerical Control (CNC), electrical, graphic communication, agriculture, horticulture, automotive and GM ASEP, and Diesel Powered Equipment Technology (DPET), mechanical engineering technology, to name a few. Labs and classroom spaces in some areas will be open for tours.
               Information regarding ICC Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship-Ready programs, which include solar pipeline training, highway construction careers training, GED Bridge, truck driving training, industrial maintenance, and secure software, will be available. For a full listing of programs, visit          
               Enrollment Services, Admissions Office, and Advising staff also will be on hand to answer questions regarding applying to the College and specific program admittance requirements, as well as testing information and financial aid options.
               For questions, visit or call ICC Workforce Development at (309) 690-6863.


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