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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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Share Your RVC Story!

Share Your RVC Story!


Posted on Jul 17, 2018

Rock Valley College recently graduated 1,158 students this spring, and as always, we’re inspired by the stories we’ve heard along the way! Has Rock Valley College changed YOUR life in some way? We want to hear about it. We would love for your story to be shared with others on our blog, website, and social media.

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Breaking Barriers: Jo Beck

Breaking Barriers: Jo Beck


Posted on Jun 14, 2018

The world is changing. Gone are the days in which men were strongly encouraged to pursue careers in fields like in business, manufacturing, or technology, and women were strongly encouraged to pursue careers in fields like education or nursing.

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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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