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Paul Experiences Life-Changing Opportunity through WEI Program

Illinois Central College changes lives every day. Paul, who recently experienced a life-changing event through the Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) LAN Technician program, is a great testament to this. Throughout… Read more »

March 18, 2021

Jay, and others, graduate from ICC’s first Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship Cohort

ICC recently graduated its first cohort of students through the Industrial Maintenance apprenticeship program. Among the proud graduates was Jay, a single father of three striving to better himself and… Read more »

February 26, 2021

Peoria Truck Driver Finds Success Through Tuition-Free Statewide Education Program

Little Robert Early had a simple dream: he wanted to grow up to drive a truck. But, amid multiple difficulties that stretched beyond household poverty, Early fell in with a… Read more »

February 24, 2021

From Africa to Nurse: Nothing is Stopping Her Now

The Workforce Equity Initiative program at Illinois Central College opens opportunities for students who need them most. Belinda and her family know that personally. Having moved to the United States… Read more »

January 21, 2021

Changing Her Generation

Chawntel is one of many ICC students realizing their dreams thanks to the ICC GEER program. Working as a nursing aide, Chawntel saw a social media post for GEER and… Read more »

December 21, 2020

ICC National Apprenticeship Week Feature: James

James, a sophomore, is in his final semester of his Associate in Applied Science degree and is part of the ICC Industrial Maintenance apprenticeship program. As an apprentice, he’s received… Read more »

November 13, 2020

Determined to Succeed

People told her she would not succeed, but Justyce pushed forward to create a better future for herself and her family. As a full-time ICC student, Justyce works two jobs… Read more »

October 02, 2020

A Drive to Keep Moving Forward

Jason has lived in central Illinois most of his life. After being in the manufacturing industry for over 20 years, he decided to complete his degree at the age of… Read more »

September 09, 2020

A Willingness to Help Others

Name: JasonICC Spring 2020 Graduate Like many at ICC, Jason, a recent graduate, believes in the power of learning and teaching. It is his hope to use a future career in… Read more »

June 15, 2020

Determination to Get Ahead

Name: ToriStrong Start Program Graduate Working toward an associate degree during the current global situation is a tough task. Working toward an associate degree during this time period while also still… Read more »

May 20, 2020