The value of skills, and more skills

Community colleges are often expected to be all things to all people. They are designed to be nimble – adjusting quickly to the needs of the regions they serve. Economic and employment trends often drive these changes, and at Rock Valley College we are called to the table to discuss how we can help address issues in the community. We say it often: it’s our mission, and it’s our privilege. Last fall Inside Higher Ed published a piece based on a study by Northeastern University that discusses the “soft skills” sought by employers, regardless of...

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Is a Career in Health Care for you? Find out at RVC.

Interested in learning about a career in health care? This week marks the tenth time in the last thirteen years that Rock Valley College and the three Rockford-area health systems (OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Health System and SwedishAmerican Health System) are sponsoring an event to promote awareness of the many available medical career options. The Health Care Career Fair runs from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. tonight, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Physical Education Center (PEC) on the RVC main campus. Both sessions are...

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Rock Valley College: Training and Credentialing in the Trades

Stenstrom Center for Career Education is the site for Rock Valley College’s career education programs. Recently, you’ve heard of the College’s efforts in providing programs for CEANCI and the high school students in the district, but in addition to providing classes for those students, the College is also providing programs for Chrysler and for others who want credentialing in the trades. Chrysler has enlisted the services of RVC to help cross-train its workforce. Rather than have their workforce go to Detroit to receive training, the College...

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Think you might want to be an engineer when you grow up?

As part of National Engineers Week, Rock Valley College High School Connections will be hosting an Engineering College & Career Night on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Woodward Technology Center (WTC) on the RVC main campus (3301 North Mulford Road). There will be a robotics demonstration in the Rock Valley College Robotics Lab during the evening. This event is designed to recognize National Engineers Week and to encourage young people to consider critical thinking, creative careers in engineering and engineering...

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