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Work is underway on a 200,000 square foot maintenance, repair and overhaul facility (MRO) operated by AAR Corporation, that will bring between 500 and 1,000 jobs to the Chicago-Rockford International Airport in 2016.  In response to that need for aircraft and powerplant technicians, Rock Valley College is expanding its highly respected aviation maintenance technology program.  In fact, work is underway right next to the AAR facility on a brand-new 40,000 square foot facility to house RVC’s program.  The new hangar and classrooms will be open for the start of classes this coming fall semester in August 2015.

Rock Valley College President Mike Mastroianni took part in the AAR groundbreaking ceremony also attended by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin.

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Community conversation feedback

Community conversation feedback


Posted on Nov 19, 2014

The Rock Valley College Board of Trustees is engaging in Community Conversations to create dialogue about how the College is serving our district and where we can improve. Rock Valley College president Mike Mastroianni is reporting on these events through local media and feedback is also provided below in the form of emerging themes from the small group discussions.   The Rock Valley College Trustees and administrators are very grateful for the insight and look forward to further discussions.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that 10 Illinois organizations have qualified for the newly established “Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation.” They will be honored at the State Capitol on November 19, along with 32 other organizations that previously qualified for the recognition during 2014.

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Aviation jobs are in high demand

Aviation jobs are in high demand


Posted on Oct 27, 2014

With the recent announcement that internationally-renowned maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) corporation AAR would be building a large facility at the Chicago-Rockford International Airport and bringing between 500-1,000 high jobs, interest in Rock Valley College’s aviation maintenance technology program has never been stronger.

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