Illinois Officials Seek Input On Adult Education Plan

Jan 8, 2018

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The Illinois Community College Board is calling on residents to give feedback on its draft five-year strategic plan to improve adult education.

The plan includes ways to remove financial barriers for adults wanting to pursue post-secondary education. Matt Berry is with the Illinois Community College Board. He said having a college degree is becoming more essential in the workforce.

"The economy has changed now, where even manufacturing and some other careers where you could enter straight from high school with a high school diploma now require additional credentialing or post-credential skills,” he said. 

The draft plan is available on the ICCB website.

Informational meetings will be held this week in Bloomington and Palos Hills.