Posts Tagged with ‘Decatur’

Richland Campus Visit Day

October 27, 2015

On Oct 27, Richland Community College will host its Campus Visit Day. This event offers a great opportunity for high school students, parents, and adults to visit the campus, meet faculty, and learn more about the college’s educational programs. Oct 27 Session One: 4:00pm Session Two: 6:00pm Richland Community College One College Park Decatur, IL […]

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Decatur Area College and Career Fair

October 13, 2015

On Oct 13, over 1,200 high school students will meet with more than 90 representatives from colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs, and military and resource services. Oct 13 8:30am – 10:30am Decatur Indoor Sports Center Millikin University Campus. 1295 West Wood Decatur, IL 62522 For more information and for a list of participating organizations visit […]

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Richland Community College Launches New Career Coach

September 30, 2015

Richland Community College, along with the City of Decatur and the Economic Development Corporation, recently launched their new Career Coach web page. This online resource offers information on careers, wages, education, and job listings. Click here to access Richland’s Career Coach.

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Grow Decatur Seeks to Improve Community

June 22, 2015

Grow Decatur is a community group that was formed to develop solutions to support the city. Some of the important initiatives the group has been involved with include education, workforce development, and housing. The group seeks to make Decatur a “vibrant and attractive” destination for young professional workers. Surveys have indicated positive responses on the performance of educational institutions, […]

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Opportunity KNOCKS Act

May 8, 2015

US Representative Rodney Davis recently stopped by Richland Community College to promote his Opportunity KNOCKS (Kindling New Options for Career and Knowledge Seekers) Act. This act would allow those receiving unemployment insurance benefits to also enroll in skills training programs that would make it easier for them to find jobs. The current system does not […]

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National Foodworks Opening New Food Manufacturing Hub in Decatur

May 4, 2015

Richland Community College will see some great new opportunities when National Foodworks opens its new food manufacturing facility. The company has purchased the former Brush College School in order to develop a food manufacturing hub with rental commercial kitchens. This will offer educational opportunities for students and provide business development opportunities for students and the community. The new […]

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Richland Community College Expands its Welding Program

March 3, 2015

Richland Community College, in Decatur IL, has recently undergone a significant expansion in its welding program. A new lab quadrupled the size of the program space and was part of a multimillion dollar construction which included $230,000 of new equipment. New state-of-the-art equipment includes a robotic welding training unit, and additional welding, cutting and grinding stations. […]

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Richland Community College Opens Workforce Institute

December 11, 2014

Richland Community College in Decatur, IL has just opened a new Workforce Institute. The institute is a new, $16 million, 45,000 square foot expansion that will house various programs. These programs will provide students with “portable” work skills, education and certifications to benefit their careers. Click here to watch the report on WICS News Channel […]

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One of Illinois’ Oldest Manufacturers to Expand its Decatur Facility

September 5, 2014

Union Iron, at over 160 years, is one of the state’s oldest manufacturers, producing conveying equipment and components for commercial and farm grain handling systems. With a need for expansion to meet customer demands, Union Iron looked at several locations and decided to reinvest in Decatur. The 135,000 square foot expansion will build upon its […]

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