Welcome to the Workforce Development at Richland Community College!  Our Workforce Development division provides the training and resources needed to stimulate economic development and individual fulfillment.

Richland’s Workforce Development strives for the following:

  • Prepare students for new careers by teaching them Essential Skills and the Technical Skills they need to be successful
  • Train individuals to step into the workforce or enhance their current skills to improve career advancement
  • Provide a wide-range of courses for adults, teens, children, and seniors to build on interests or new skills
  • Improve your businesses by providing customized training at your location or at our location.

Corporate Training

Virtual Reality Safety Training

Take advantage of the newest technology in enhancing your current safety trainings for your company or add yearly refresher trainings with VR.

Personal and Professional Development Course Offerings

Richland Community College offers a variety of noncredit courses virtually and in-person that are career-enhancing, personal enriching, or just fun for the whole family.

Register for one of our noncredit classes today.

In-person or hybrid classes register here.

Online non-credit courses register here.

CDL Training

Day and night classes are offered for both Class “A” and Class “B” training.

Industrial Job Skills Training

Invest in yourself with this training program designed to get you local work in today’s modern industrial environment.  This 360-hour training program prepares individuals for entry-level manufacturing jobs.

Construction Training Program 

Richland’s Construction Training Program provides you with the skills you need to find an entry-level construction job that will lead to a rewarding and fulfilling career. 

Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Illinois Works’ free Pre-Apprenticeship Program will prepare you to transition into a Department of Labor registered apprenticeship in the trades.

Perkins V Act

​The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 is a principal source of federal funding to states and discretionary grantees for the improvement of secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs across the nation.

On July 31, 2018, the 2006 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act was reauthorized as the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, known in the field as Perkins V. The purpose of this Act is to develop more fully the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in CTE programs and programs of study. The Act also emphasizes alignment between the education and workforce systems, strengthening connections between secondary and postsecondary CTE programs, and engagement with stakeholders at a state and local level. Perkins V also reaffirms and renews federal commitment to serving groups who have traditionally been underrepresented in CTE programs, known in the Act as Special Populations.

Traffic Safety

The Richland Community College Traffic Safety Program is a court-approved course intended to improve your driving skills, decrease the possibility of future traffic law violations, and reduce the chance of you or someone else being killed or injured in a traffic accident.

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