The Consortium

The Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy (BIB) consortium provides educational opportunities and hands-on training aimed at preparing residents of Illinois and neighboring states for in demand, high-wage jobs in the bioeconomy. The consortium was made possible through funding from a U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.

The BIB consortium, spanning across the state of Illinois, comprises one university and four community colleges which collaborate towards offering flexible programs, with options for stackable credentials, leading to bioeconomy careers. BIB consortium partner schools include:

BIBMAPBIB leaf Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)

BIB lear Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C) in Godfrey

BIB leaf Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) in Harrisburg

BIB leaf Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) in Springfield

BIB leaf Carl Sandburg College (CSC) in Galesburg  

BIB Consortium History in Brief:

BIB leaf logo2014: U.S. Department of Labor awards the Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy Consortium $10 million through a TAACCCT grant (Round 4)

BIB LEAF LOGO2016: BIB Consortium partners sign Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose of providing multiple pathways for students to meet education and career goals

bib LEAF LOGO2016-2018: articulation agreements, ongoing engagement with employers, government agencies, and community-based organizations

BIB Consortium Core Project Management Team:

Courtney Breckenridge, Project Manager

400 University Park Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Dr. Diana Nastasia, Project Management and Data Management Associate

400 University Park Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62025