5th Annual Rock River Off-Season Competition Gives Back!

R2OC to Offer Scholarships, Grant Money as Event Expands to 36 Teams ROCKFORD, IL – Giving back and growth highlight the fifth annual Rock River Off-season Competition (R2OC), a premier robotics event presented by UTC Aerospace Systems and Woodward. Under the stewardship of a local nonprofit volunteer board and committee, R2OC, a certified 501(c)(3) organization, will for the first time offer up to four $1,000 scholarships to 2017 R2OC student participants—a $4,000 total commitment split evenly between R2OC and Rock Valley College...

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RVC’s Cold Forming Training Center Receives $25,000 Donation

Rock Valley College recently received a $25,000 donation from the Fastener Education Foundation in support of the College’s Cold Forming Training Center. The check was presented to RVC officials at the Fastener Industry Summit on Wednesday, June 7, in Rosemont, IL. Rock Valley College’s Cold Forming Training Center graduated its first class of cold header operators on May 25. The five graduates completed a 12-week training course, which included 30 hours of job readiness. All five graduates successfully passed the National Institute for...

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AAR Hosting Open Interview Sessions

AAR will be hosting open job interviews at Rock Valley College’s Aviation Career Education Center at the Chicago-Rockford International Airport on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day). There will be two open interview sessions that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  AAR is delivering on its promise to guarantee an interview to any graduate of RVC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program. To date, AAR has already hired 10 RVC graduates to work in its new MRO (maintenance, repair, and...

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Rock Valley College GED Recognition Ceremony to be held May 11

The Adult Education program at Rock Valley College will hold its 33rd annual GED Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Physical Education Center on the RVC main campus (3301 North Mulford Road). Graduates participating in the ceremony are among the over 230 RVC students who completed their General Education Development (GED) high school equivalency during the past 12 months.  Dr. Douglas Jensen, President of Rock Valley College, will address the graduates. Annually, the Rock Valley College Adult Education program...

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51st Commencement Exercises at Rock Valley College May 12

Rock Valley College will graduate 1,236 students this spring, and 552 of them will participate in RVC’s 51st annual commencement exercises on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Physical Education Center (PEC). The student speaker at this year’s ceremony will be Billy Brown. Billy was nominated for this special honor because of his exceptional character, work ethic, and academic performance, and for serving as a model for other students, especially minority males. Described as a natural leader and an outstanding student in the classroom,...

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Over 600 High School Students to Compete in Mathematics Contest at Rock Valley College

Approximately 660 students from 29 area high schools will compete in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics High School Regional Mathematics Contest at Rock Valley College on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The competition will begin at 10:00 a.m. in various locations on RVC’s main campus, 3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114. Awards will be presented at 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, and 3:45pm. The contest has students competing as individuals and as team members.  The RVC contest is one of 21 regional sites across the state. ...

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