Disappointed that you missed signing up for fall classes? Check out Richland Community College’s fastforward class offerings. The classes are designed for students who either missed the enrollment deadline for full semester classes or who want to add an additional class.
These classes are accelerated in duration, but are full credit courses. They are available in a number of formats and have varying start dates, but still conclude by the regular semester end date! Call 217.825.7211. Ext. 267 for information.
Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Director, Jonathon Monken, presented Richland Community College with its Ready to Respond Campus designation. IEMA launched the Ready to Respond Campus pilot program in April 2013 to enhance safety for students, employees and visitors on Illinois campuses and universities. Richland Community College is one of nine campuses that took part in the pilot program and the first community college to receive the Ready to Respond Campus designation.
Through October 11, 8 a.m. to noon
Nothing says summer like the Saturday Produce Market at Richland Community College. Local vendors will be selling fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and all kinds of special seasonal items in the parking lot of the National Sequestration Education Center. When you support the produce market, you’re also supporting the students involved with Richland Student Farms. For more information, visit the Richland Student Farms Facebook page.
Wanted: More Truck Drivers. It is a job advertisement that is far too common in our local region. The importance of trucking is communicated by the industry adage: “If you bought it, a truck brought it.” With over eighty percent of all communities in the United States relying exclusively on trucks to deliver goods, it takes a well-trained workforce to keep our economy rolling. According to the Journal of Commerce, the number of truck drivers is approximately nine percent below its peak in 2007 when the industry supplied work for 1.7 million drivers.