Lincoln Land Community College’s hands-on training programs will be showcased at the first-ever Transportation and Industrial Expo Tuesday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. Prospective students will be able to learn about the many LLCC degree and certificate opportunities that can launch careers in the transportation and industrial fields.
The free event will be held in the Workforce Careers Center on the LLCC campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. Registration is available at www.llcc.edu/expo or by calling 217-786-2577.
“This expo is a great opportunity for those who want high-quality, affordable training for a hands-on career,” said Nancy Sweet, interim dean of applied and emerging technologies at LLCC. “We’ll be showcasing our programs in welding, HVACR, aviation mechanics, aviation management, automotive technology, electrical distribution lineman, commercial electrical maintenance, computer aided drafting, construction occupations, industrial technology, IDOT highway construction careers, truck driving and more.”
“We know that the area workforce needs skilled workers, and we know that people want good jobs,” said Sweet. “These jobs are available now – local and beyond. It’s a matter of connecting people with these hands-on programs and then getting trained, hired and ultimately working in a career.”
Attendees can visit various labs with hands-on activities, talk with program instructors and industry experts and take the first steps in the enrollment process.