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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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Rock Valley College, in partnership with the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), along with the Illinois Adult and Continuing Educators Association, invite you to join in a celebration recognizing September 22-28, 2014 as National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. Adult Education programs throughout the state will have special activities commemorating this national event. This observation is intended to raise awareness of the need for programs and services to this adult population as well to highlight the successes.

Statistics reveal that over 93 million American adults have Basic or Below Basic literacy skills that limit their ability to advance at work and in education. In Illinois alone, more than 1.3 million adults do not have a high school diploma and approximately 2.73 million immigrants speak a language other than English in their homes.

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