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