• SSMMA

Community colleges are the driving force behind economic gains for students, employers and local com


On March 16, Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson, Executive Director of the Illinois Community Board (ICCB), joined Clarissa Charles, a graduate of South Suburban College, and Cindy Brassea, Chief Operating Officer of Franciscan St. James Health, to draw attention to the impact of community colleges on increased earnings for workers and added skills to our workforce.

In discussing the economic impact of community colleges in the south Chicagoland region, the presidents of South Suburban College, Joliet Junior College, and Moraine Valley Community College highlighted earnings gains for students, a strong return on investment, and significant boost in tax revenues for local communities and the state.

Illinois Central College President Dr. John Erwin addressed the strong positive relationship between earnings and program completion for both ICC program completers and students within the state community college system as a whole.

The study showed the largest earnings increases for students occurred in the years immediately following program completion, with pre-enrollment to post-completion earnings gains from 2005 to 2011 averaging $4,387 state wide. ICC program completers averaged gains of $5,964 for the same period….Please click here for the full news release.

0 views0 comments

Village of Alsip  •  Village of Beecher  •  City of Blue Island  •  Village of Burnham  •  City of Calumet City  •  Village of Calumet Park  •  City of Chicago Heights  •  City Of Country Club Hills  •  Village of Crestwood  •  Village of Crete  •  Village of Dixmoor  •  Village of Dolton  •  Village of East Hazel Crest  •  Village of Flossmoor  •  Village of Ford Heights  •  Village of Glenwood  •  City of Harvey  •  Village of Hazel Crest  •  Village of Homewood  •  Village of Lansing  •  Village of Lynwood  •  City of Markham  •  Village of Matteson  •  Village of Midlothian  •  Village of Mokena  •  Village of Monee  •  City of Oak Forest  •  Village of Olympia Fields  •  Village of Orland Hills  •  Village of Orland Park  •  Village of Park Forest  •  Village of Peotone  •  Village of Phoenix  •  Village of Posen  •  Village of Richton Park  •  Village of Riverdale  •  Village of Robbins  •  Village of Sauk Village  •  Village of South Chicago Heights  •  Village of South Holland  •  Village of Steger  •  Village of Thornton  •  Village of Tinley Park  •  Village of University Park  •  Village of Worth

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

© 2021 by South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association