Education and Training Programs
Quality Education Making a Difference!
Top Rated Colleges & Universities
Associate Degrees & Certifications
Manufacturing Technology Programs
Worker Training in Illinois
Illinois has the ability to revitalize the economy through its' resources. The people in Illinois have above average percentage of people earning a Bachelor or higher 31.9% than the United States 29.3%. Illinois is fortunate to have many outstanding higher education and should further look into incentives to keep graduates working at businesses that have or will locate to Illinois.
North Central Illinois workers
North Central Illinois businesses benefit from a skilled and dependable recognized for a strong Midwestern work ethic. Illinois workers are among the most productive in the world. More than 46 percent have gained education beyond the high school level, and Illinois worker productivity exceeds the national average by $1.18 per hour. Much of this leadership can be attributed to Illinois' long-standing commitment to helping prepare its workforce in the skills needed for jobs with a future. A variety of Illinois programs are geared toward meeting the specific and unique needs of Illinois employers, as well as individuals. The region is served by Streamlined, cost-effective programs to help Illinois workers keep their skills constant with changing technologies and business processes. Businesses benefit through increased productivity, reduced costs, improved quality and competitiveness.
Business Training Center at IVCC
The Illinois Valley Community College Business Training Center provides training and services to businesses, and cooperate with other local economic development entities to help attract and retain commerce and industry. These centers provide a wide variety of job training and economic development activities, including customized job training for businesses, entrepreneurship training, and job training for unemployed individuals. Local schools, regional vocational centers, community colleges and universities also offer a wide array of vocational and technical training programs to assist Illinois workers in obtaining the skills they need to help businesses grow and prosper. For more information click here or call (815) 224-0645.
Training Programs to Assist Major Employers
New and existing employers in North Central Illinois have tremendous opportunities for low-cost industrial training programs. Depending on training requirements and employer needs, some programs may be available at no cost to the employer. The Economic Development Corporation of North Central Illinois works closely with employers to take advantage of the cost-effective employee-training programs that best suit company requirements. Programs can be customized to meet individual company needs.
Industrial Maintenance Certificate
The Industrial Maintenance and Electrician Certificates can be earned through a combination of classroom learning and hands on learning with the latest classroom and industrial technology. The students are working in the classroom with highly qualified instructors, who have many years of experience and they continue working to bring current field experience to the classroom.
Manufacturing Technology Associate in Applied Science
The Manufacturing Technology Associate can be earned through a combination of lecture/lab setting that will prepare students for work. The bridge between manufacturing and engineering. Graduates use a combination of theory and “hands on” approach to complete tasks as needed by manufactures to improve quality and productivity. The instructors work closely with local industry and pay attention to national trends. A student can either earn a certificate and AAS non transfer degree or transfer to a four-year university. We offer a state of the facility with modern equipment. Instructors have multiple years of industry and academic experience.
"Northwest IL Community College Partnership – For the Best Workforce”
The Northwest Illinois Community College Partnership represents the most robust and skilled workforce in North America. Illinois’ unmatched productivity is well documented, and demonstrated by companies which continue to invest in Illinois, citing the state’s workforce strengths: Click here to read more...
More than 25 technical schools, colleges and universities in the region.
The North Central Illinois region offers premier educational opportunities, with exemplary public schools and access to varied higher education opportunities ranging from state-of-the-art technical programs to more than 25 diverse colleges and universities. According to “Cities Rated and Ranked," metro Chicago is ranked number two out of all United States cities based on education system and opportunities. Northwestern University and the University of Chicago are ranked among the top twenty universities in the world.
|North Central Illinois High School Districts with the highest enrollment shows an Average|
School District Websites
Click on the links provided below for more information on area school districts.
|Ottawa TWP HSD 140||Website||Report Card|
|LaSalle TWP HSD 120||Website||Report Card|
|Streator TWP HSD 40||Website||Report Card|
|Mendota TWP HSD 280||Website||Report Card|
|Princeton HSD 500||Website||Report Card|
|Seneca TWP HSD 160||Website||Report Card|
|Hall HSD 502||Website||Report Card|
|Bureau Valley CUSD 340||Website||Report Card|
|Putnam CUSD 535||Website||Report Card|
|Serena CUSD 2||Website||Report Card|
|Earlville CUSD 9||Website||Report Card|
|DePue USD 103||Website||Report Card|
|La Moille CUSD 303||Website||Report Card|
|Leland CUSD 1||Website||Report Card|
|Ohio CHSD 505||Website||Report Card|
|LP Christian School||Website|
|Ottawa Christian Academy||Website|
|St. Bede Academy||Website|
North Central Illinois Public High Schools
The below graph shows education facts on North Central Illinois public high schools.
North Central Illinois
Public High School
|Ottawa TWP HSD 140||19:1||22||$ 13,373||88%|
|LaSalle TWP HSD 120||20:1||20||$ 13,390||89%|
|Streator TWP HSD 40||20:1||21||$ 12,702||83%|
|Mendota TWP HSD 280||17:1||22||$ 13,027||94%|
|Princeton HSD 500||16:1||23||$ 13,173||83%|
|Seneca TWP HSD 160||16:1||22||$ 24,262||95%|
|Hall HSD 502||18:1||22||$ 19,593||81%|
|Bureau Valley CUSD 340||17:1||22||$ 10,438||98%|
|Putnam CUSD 535||13:1||18||$ 11,321||82%|
|Serena CUSD 2||16:1||19||$ 14,057||80%|
|Earlville CUSD 9||9:1||19||$ 5,397||89%|
|DePue USD 103||14:1||18||$ 9,096||70%|
|La Moille CUSD 303||11:1||20||$ 15,874||94%|
|Leland CUSD 1||9:1||20||$ 11,936||80%|
|Ohio CHSD 505||8:1||N/A||$ 25,284||85%|
Colleges and Universities
Click on the provided links below for more information about colleges and universities that serve the North Central Illinois area.
College and Universities
|Illinois Valley Community College - North Central Illinois||Oglesby, Ottawa|
|Lincoln College Bachelors Degree Programs at IVCC||North Central Illinois|
|Augustana College||Rock Island|
|College of Dupage||Glen Ellyn|
|Concordia University||River Forest|
|DeVry University||Tinley Park|
|Dominican University||River Forest|
|Governors State University||University Park|
|Illinois State University||Normal|
|Illinois Wesleyan University||Bloomington|
|Joliet Junior College||Joliet|
|Lewis University||Romeoville, Tinley Park|
|North Central College||Naperville|
|Northern Illinois University (NIU)||DeKalb|
|Robert Morris College||Orland Park|
|Trinity Christian College||Palos Heights|
|Triton College||River Grove|
|University of St. Francis||Joliet|
|Western Illinois University||Macomb, Moline|