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April 11, 2017

U.S. Steel Worker Re-training

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SIUE hosts bioeconomy event

March 27, 2017

Effort made to bridge skills gap between residents, jobs

Photo: Steve Horrell • Intelligencer


Panelists at the Building Illinois Bioeconomy consortium are, from left, Matt Jones, Alex Bradley and Melissa Erker.


Not long ago, a couple of teams of graduate students at SIUE surveyed their colleagues on campus to find out whether they could come up with a definition for the term bioeconomy. Bioeconomy had been a buzzword in Washington,...

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Letter: Time to tackle workforce development, job training

March 16, 2017


For the Monitor

With backgrounds as a manager of a family-owned chain of auto parts stores and as a legal aid lawyer helping unemployed workers, we both recognize the value of a good job and a skilled workforce.

Last month, there were close to 20,000 job openings in New Hampshire. New Hampshire businesses cannot find the skilled workers to fill the positions. To attract and retain the workers we need, we must move forward on issues from family and medical ...

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Lewis and Clark earns third Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award

November 12, 2016

GODFREY — Lewis and Clark Community College is a recipient of the 2016 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award, its third in five years.

Administered by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, the award is the ...

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What Trump's Victory Means for the Bioeconomy

November 09, 2016

Jim Lane


In Washington, Donald Trump captured the US Presidency in an upset victory that confounded pollsters and political pundits even as it delighted supporters of his maverick candidacy based on themes of immigration and trade reform coupled with a message that government policies of the past generation had failed for too many Americans.

An unexpected series of wins across US Midwestern states – capturing Iowa, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ohio which had gone for Obama in 2012 &...

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New Crop Could Raise Income, Produce Biofuel, Limit Climate Change, Save Soil

October 06, 2016

Commercial pennycress field in April. Image: Jerry Steiner, Arvegenix

By Becky Wildt

A new crop could add a new harvesting season for farmers in the Midwest, one that happens during the spring rather than the traditional fall.

Pennycress is planted in August or September, toward the end of the corn season.  It continues growing until late May. Because of this unique characteristic, this member of the mustard family could benefit both the environment and farming, according to agricultural researchers.

The plant is valued for the oil produced from the seed...

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Lewis and Clark Community College has been selected as the American Association of Community Colleges’ Sustainability Education & Economic Development Green Genome Overall Award winner.

October 01, 2016

GODFREY — Lewis and Clark Community College has been selected as the American Association of Community Colleges’ Sustainability Education & Economic Development Green Genome Overall Award winner.

sustainability award 2.jpg“It is rewarding to receive national recognition from the official association representing more than 1,200 community colleges throughout America and its territories,” L&C President Dale Chapman said.

L&C is one of nine community colleges nationwide awarded prizes for exemplar...

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New Grant Boosts Madison County Energy Industry

August 12, 2016

Thanks to a partnership that includes Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC), Madison County’s energy industry will be the subject of a study that will link economic and workforce development with education.

The study is being made possible by a new grant award under the Future of Illinois Workforce program. The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) will jointly coord...

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Building Illinois Bioeconomy Student Receives National Biofuels Scholarship

July 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE - Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy Consortium (BIB) student Donald Jackson has received the prestigious Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship from BBI International, a company that produces and manages globally recognized bioenergy publications and events.

A student at Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) in Harrisburg, Ill., Jackson was awarded one of two $2,000 memorial scholarships. They are distributed annually to students, who are pursuing degrees that may lead to a career in t...

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New Agricultural Watershed Management Certificate Programs at LLCC

July 12, 2016

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“This pioneering new program is a cross between hands-on laboratory practice and online learning for emerging agricultural watershed management technologies, and aligns within stated goals of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. Our program expects to contribute to the reduction of nutrient and soil sediment losses for Lake Springfield with its watershed, an EPA-designated “priority watershed,” and around the state, while building Illinois’ bi...
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Sandburg Puts $1M Grant To Use

December 29, 2015

    CSCC

Carl Sandburg College is a recipient of a grant that is being used to expand the school’s electrical lab and vocational curriculum. 

Worth nearly $1 million, the grant has been used to put in 10 new welding bays, now giving them a total of 25. 

The funds are also helping to expand certificates the college offers.

The programs have two new tracks, one in bio-processing and one in manufacturing.

Both of them begin with a one-semester certifi...

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LLCC awarded $883,000 Grant to Establish Agricultural Watershed and Lake Management Training

October 10, 2014

Lincoln Land Community College has been awarded an $882,863 grant to develop workforce training programs in agricultural watershed and landscape lake management. The funding is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, which is co-administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education.

LLCC is one of four community colleges in Illinois to receive grants as part of the Building Illinois’ Bioecon...

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Sandburg Awarded More than $1 Million in TAACCCT Grant

September 30, 2014

GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College on Monday was awarded more than $1 million as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, the White House announced.
 

Sandburg’s grant of $1,049,474 is part of a nearly $10 million award given to a consortium of five Illinois institutions that is spearheaded by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and also includes Lewis and Clark Community College, Lincoln Land Communi...

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SIC Awarded Joint Grant to Building Illinois' Bioeconomy

September 30, 2014

On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden announced that the Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy (BIB) consortium, which includes: Southeastern Illinois College (SIC), Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Carl Sandburg College, Lincoln Land College, and Lewis & Clark College; has been awarded $9.9 million dollars to create an Illinois network of bio-based training and employment pathways that can be completed in two years or less.

“These investments will help prepare workers wit...

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U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards SIUE Nearly $10-Million Grant

September 30, 2014

Chancellor Julie A. Furst-Bowe portrait 7-2-12

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a grant worth $9,956,011 to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative. The funding is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.


The grants will provide institutions of higher education with funds to partner with employers to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career-training programs that...

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Durbin Announces Nearly $10 Million in Workforce Development and Training Grants for Consortium Led By Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the Department of Labor has awarded a total of $9,956,011 in funding through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program to a consortium led by Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville of four community colleges in Southern Illinois. The Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy consortium will use this funding to create and expand innovative partnerships between community colleges and bus...

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