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Preparing a New Workforce for a Sustainable Economy

In 2010, IVCC received a three-year National Science Foundation grant to produce model certificate programs for renewable energy technicians leading to a new Associate in Applied Science degree in industrial technology. 


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The objectives of the project are:

- To develop a certificate program for wind energy technicians
- To develop a certificate program for technicians in other renewable/alternative energy industries
- To develop an Associate in Applied Science degree in industrial technology, creating a career pathway from renewable energy programs and other industry related programs to baccalaureate degree programs.


Jim Gibson, Principal Investigator and Electronics Program Coordinator, Email:  jim_gibson@ivcc.edu
Sue Isermann, co-Principal Investigator and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Email:  sue_isermann@ivcc.edu
Jamie Gahm, co-Principal Investigator and Director of Business Training Center, Email:  jamie_gahm@ivcc.edu
Rose Marie Lynch, co-Principal Investigator and Communications Instructor, Email:  rosemarie_lynch@ivcc.edu

Illinois Valley Community College
815 North Orlando Smith Avenue
Oglesby, IL 61348
PHONE: 815-224-2720
FAX:  815-224-3033