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Illinois Central College receives $14.6M for IT workforce development

Jeffrey Smudde
Like other schools, Illinois Central College switched to online courses almost exclusively last spring to safeguard students and faculty from COVID-19.

Illinois Central College will receive more than $14.6 million in federal funding to establish an IT workforce training program in the Peoria area.

The U.S. Economic Development Administration is awarding the money as part of the Good Jobs Challenge.

ICC is partnering with more than 40 companies and community-based organizations to train low-income residents in the IT sector - and provide wraparound services to support those students while they're training.

The goal is to construct a pipeline of skilled IT workers in the Peoria area.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.