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ERIC Number: ED515148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Illinois Community College System Workforce Development Grant Report Business and Industry Services, Fiscal Year 2007
Illinois Community College Board
The Illinois Community College Board provided more than $3.3 million to community colleges during fiscal year 2007 to provide workforce and economic development services through their Business and Industry Centers. The workforce development activities conducted under this grant include customized job training on campus or on-site at a business; assisting entrepreneurs in business start-up; providing counseling and management assistance to small and medium sized business owners; helping businesses with government procurement opportunities; offering professional continuing education; developing training programs for unemployed and underemployed workers; and serving businesses with alternative education modalities, such as distance learning. The grant funds allow colleges to help companies grow by providing economic development assistance at costs they can afford and by providing needed technical and English language training for upgrading workers' skills. This report highlights the community colleges' activities for fiscal year 2007. Illinois Community colleges provided workforce and economic development services to a total of more than 175,000 businesses and individuals. These services resulted in the start up of nearly 350 companies, expansion of almost 300 companies, and retention of 500 companies. In addition, over 4,500 jobs were created and more than another 9,500 jobs were retained.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community College Board
Identifiers - Location: Illinois