It’s no secret that the Rockford-area has many homeless individuals out there on the streets. Anywhere you choose to travel downtown Rockford, you are guaranteed to see at least one, but more than likely multiple, people in a small radius. In fact, we have some homeless people living right outside of Rockford Community College’s walls. With a skate park nearby and many businesses surrounding the area, we are located in a spot where someone without shelter is able to be covered.READ MORE
On October 11th, Rockford Career College hosted its first ever Manufacturing Day. Governor Rauner declared October “Manufacturing Month” in Illinois, and this was an awesome way to kick it off! MFG Day was an event where high school students from all over - including Auburn, East, Byron, and Belvidere - were able to go to different trades businesses to see how they operate. Some of the businesses involved in this were Bergstrom, ANPEC Industries, Fastenal, and Woodward.READ MORE
Admit it – you don’t know what a CNC machinist does, but the title alone sounds impressive and makes you want to be one! CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control and has been around since the 1970’s. Though most people have never heard this term, most people have dealt with CNC on almost a daily basis.
The demand for CNC machinists is on the rise, thanks to advancements in the field and a lack of skilled workers trained for these positions. Learning CNC means learning how to use computer-controlled machines or robots in order to make or assemble products, among other possible uses.
The skyrocketing cost of tuition across the country is making it more and more difficult for students to obtain a “traditional” education: one earned by travelling to a brick and mortar university and attending regular classes every day. The crisis of student loan debt in our country right now is leaving potential students gun shy of the burden, although it is often necessary to take out loans in order to attend a traditional college.
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In every operation, you have the worker bees who support the main event. You have the cameramen who film the talent, the assistants who schedule every appointment and the maintenance workers who keep functionality a priority. These are the ones who carry a huge part of the process but aren’t quite as recognizable as the famous actors, the remarkable physicians or the talented athletes.