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Region 8

Illinois and Wisconsin

Suzette Murray
Assistant Vice President
  Career and Technical Education 
Waubonsee Community College
Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454

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Region 8 News

Congratulations to Region 8 TAACCCT Grant Recipients


William Rainey Harper College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $12,939,459

Consortium members: College of Lake County, College of DuPage, Daley-City Colleges of Chicago, Danville Area Community College, Elgin Community College, Harper College, Illinois Eastern Community College, Illinois Valley Community College, John Wood Community College, Joliet Junior College, Kankakee Community College, Kishwaukee College, Lincoln Land Community College, McHenry County College, Oakton Community College, Prairie State College, Richland Community College, South Suburban College, Southwestern Illinois College, Triton College, Waubonsee Community College

The Earn and Learn Advanced Manufacturing Career Lattice Program targets Trade Adjustment Assistance workers, veterans and others seeking additional training to secure and/or maintain employment by earning stackable, portable certificates and degrees leading to highly paid jobs within advanced manufacturing while simultaneously working in the industry. Participants enter the program at multiple points based on assessment results that match skills and education needs.

Rock Valley College
Consortium Member — Henry Ford Community College Consortium

Waubonsee Community College
Total Award Amount: $2,864,564

This project has two major strands: (1) Create a continuum of adult education programming and support services to successfully transition career-limited adult students into postsecondary occupational certificate and degree or training programs that result in an industry Waubonsee Community College, TAACCCT Abstract 2012 recognized certification or credential — This model is based on the adult education visioning document produced by the state of Illinois, successful bridge pilots across the state, and Waubonsee's pilot of health care contextualized coursework. (2) Develop and implement a stacked and latticed degree and certificate program in laboratory science. Develop or revise online and hybrid components as fit the needs of the adult population.


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $14,938,903

Consortium members: Blackhawk Technical College, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Gateway Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College, Madison Area Technical College, Mid-State Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Moraine Park Technical College, Nicolet Area Technical College, Northcentral Technical College, Southwest Technical College, Waukesha County Technical College, Western Technical College, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Making the Future is a state-wide project with participation from all 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System to develop, improve, and expand adult educational training pathways to careers in advanced manufacturing.

Fox Valley Technical College
Total Award Amount: $2,999,750

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