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A Career Path Change Leads to Changing Lives

During February’s National CTE (Career and Technical Education) Month, Illinois Central College honored students for their achievements in CTE programs. The ICC Surgical Technologist program is a CTE program, in… Read more »

February 24, 2022

ICC TRiO Leaves Lasting Impression on Bree

Four years ago, Bree was at a crossroads in her life. She had left a four-year university and moved back home due to financial reasons, but ultimately, she knew she… Read more »

December 15, 2021

Chase Transitions from Farm to Classroom at ICC

With deep roots in agriculture in central Illinois and a passion for the care of animals, Chase is following his dream to become a veterinarian. ICC helped Chase transition from… Read more »

November 18, 2021

WEI Program Saves Jack’s Life

Jack experienced a childhood full of obstacles. Likewise, his adult life was filled with many barriers, including poverty, the deaths of family members and friends, and incarceration. Jack shared, “At… Read more »

October 22, 2021

‘Hands-on’ Ag Internship Turns into Start of Maddy’s Career

In August 2019, Maddy began her educational journey at ICC with a goal to earn a two-year degree in Agricultural Science & Technology. During her time at ICC, however, she… Read more »

October 19, 2021

ICC Workforce Equity Initiative Provides Pathway to Danielle’s Dream

Danielle had been working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for many years. Her dream job, however, was to become a certified nurse. In January of 2020, she began her… Read more »

August 18, 2021

Fighting the Odds to Not Repeat History

Jentezen Franklin said, “Impossible odds set the stage for amazing miracles.” At ICC, we set the stage so individuals can change their lives. One such student has overcome the odds… Read more »

July 15, 2021

One Step Closer to Her Late Mother’s Dream

LaDuchess is one step closer toward her dream career of becoming a registered nurse after graduating from the LPN to RN program at ICC this spring. This achievement is extremely special to LaDuchess since it was her late mother’s… Read more »

June 07, 2021

Local Student Embraces His Indigenous Roots at ICC

This spring, sophomore Nathaniel Parks turned his tassel and celebrated his graduation from ICC. A few short years ago, however, he had no desire to attend ICC. Little did he… Read more »

May 25, 2021

Ciara, and First-Ever Graduating Dual-Degree Cohort, Celebrate Earning Two Degrees

While most senior students are anxiously awaiting their high school graduation, Ciara and 14 other Peoria Public School students are preparing to celebrate two milestones in one day. On May… Read more »

April 29, 2021