Community


In an effort to address the important need for work-based learning, Rock Valley College’s internship coordinator, Brianna Elias, is working with area manufacturers and other STEM-related companies in the Rockford, Illinois area. Connecting RVC students with the experiential learning opportunities through program-related internships, the internship coordinator mentors and guides student interns as they learn how to navigate the world-of-work to become contributing members of companies.

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Coffee Talk & Building Community

Coffee Talk & Building Community


Posted on Nov 12, 2018

What happens when you bring together 80 adult language learners, hailing from 32 countries, to share food, culture, and conversation? In short – the magic of community. At least, so say the Adult Education Instructors who work with our Rock Valley College English language learners (ELL) attending classes at RVC’s Stenstrom Center for Career Education.

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Running Toward a Golden Future

Running Toward a Golden Future


Posted on Aug 23, 2018

Running on the Rock Valley College campus is nothing new. In the 1980s, the college annually hosted a “Run for the Roses” event, but after that event fizzled, over two decades passed before RVC got back in the race.

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Upward Bound

Upward Bound


Posted on Jun 5, 2018

Students from Rockford East and Auburn high schools have a unique opportunity to explore college and career paths through a federally funded educational program known as Upward Bound. Rock Valley College’s Upward Bound Program serves 60 students from those two Rockford high schools during the academic year and a with a six week summer program. To participate, students must be entering ninth through twelfth grade.

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Hour of Code Goes on the Road

Hour of Code Goes on the Road


Posted on May 29, 2018

If Professor Chuck Konkol had his way, everyone would take at least one hour to learn how to code. He’s certainly done his part to reach as many people as possible in the Rockford region.

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