Governor Rauner and Representative LaHood visit to support apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Week is set aside nationwide to promote the impact apprenticeship opportunities have in the training of the 21st century workforce and to gain support for the U.S. Department of Labor’s goal to double the number of available apprenticeships in the United States. ICC will use the week to demonstrate its partnerships with area employers in creating and promoting middle-class jobs

Illinois Central College welcomed Governor Bruce Rauner and Rep. Darin LaHood on campus today in support of community colleges and fostering apprenticeship opportunities with local businesses. 

ICC Students had the opportunity to see and meet with the governor before meeting with local employers partnering with ICC to give students hands-on education through apprenticeships.


All week long ICC will be hosting events dedicated to fostering support of apprenticeships in Central Illinois. Illinois Central College is the educational partner for the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council’s Central Illinois Center of Excellence for Secure Software (CICESS) initiative.

 Thank you to Governor Bruce RaunerRep. Darin LaHood, Representative David Leitch, members of the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, members of the ICC Board of Trustees and Educational Foundation Board, ICC Cabinet, and all of our apprenticeship business partners for joining us today!