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Grace Finds Her Place at ICC

When Grace transfers to Iowa State University this fall, she knows she will be ready for whatever comes her way. Through opportunities and mentorship offered to her as an ICC… Read more »

April 08, 2024

Jenessa: From Medicine to Music

Jenessa hasn’t always dreamed of becoming a high school band director. She originally planned to enter the medical field, but that all changed her junior year of high school when… Read more »

April 08, 2024

Natasha: Gaining Confidence to Achieve Dreams

Ever since she was a little girl, Natasha wanted to be a nurse, but as she grew older, she says her confidence in her ability to have direct interaction with… Read more »

March 20, 2024

Kaleb’s PTK Recognition: Unexpected Honor

For Galesburg native Kaleb, being selected for the Phi Theta Kappa All-Illinois Academic Team came as a shock. Kaleb is extremely proud of his accomplishment because he’s in the Diesel… Read more »

February 28, 2024

Ericka: From Unhoused to Unstoppable

Only a few short years ago, Ericka found herself living in a homeless shelter for women, with no idea how to move her life forward. All she knew was that… Read more »

January 23, 2024

911 Dispatcher: Meghan’s Transformation

Last year, Meghan embarked on a life-changing journey at ICC, seeking a one-year certificate to pursue a career as a 911 dispatcher. Little did she know that this decision would… Read more »

December 07, 2023

Crafting Careers: Cyle’s Dedication to Apprenticeship Excellence

Cyle’s journey from high school construction work to becoming an Industrial Maintenance and Electrical apprentice at Caterpillar showcases the value of apprenticeship programs and the practical approach to education. His… Read more »

November 14, 2023

Breaking Boundaries: Kianna’s Success in Industrial Maintenance

Kianna Pittman’s story is a powerful testament to breaking barriers and pursuing one’s passion, especially in a field traditionally dominated by men. Her journey into Industrial Maintenance not only showcases… Read more »

November 14, 2023

Bright Sparks: Nestor Finds Mentorship and Success During His Electrical Apprenticeship

Nestor Diaz’s journey from discovering his passion for electrical engineering in middle school to pursuing an apprenticeship at ICC with Liberty Steel is an inspiring story. It’s not uncommon for… Read more »

November 14, 2023

The Apprenticeship Advantage: Daniel’s Transformational Career Shift

Daniel Mariscal’s educational and career journey has taken a unique path. Initially, he pursued a conventional direction after high school, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science. Having worked in… Read more »

November 14, 2023