In the News

Kevin Lust, director of the ISBDC, was interviewed for an article in the SJ-R’s
tabloid on 100-year-old businesses. Read the article HERE.

In the news

Jay Kitterman, director, Culinary Institute, was interviewed by the SJR for an article in the Sunday, Jan. 26 edition regarding Culinary Institute spring classes.

LLCC was on the news at 5, 6 and 10 yesterday. WAND-17 ran a story about our police training and preparations in the event of a campus shooting. Police Chief Brad Gentry was interviewed. WCIA-3 had a story on the increase in truck driver training jobs posted online, featuring interviews with Bob Howard, truck driver training director, and student Darin Brauer.

LLCC holds job fair for laid-off miners

LLCC-Litchfield hosted a job fair for laid-off miners from the Crowne III mine on Jan. 15. Bob Howard, director of truck driver training, was interviewed by the SJ-R for this story, Laid off miners look to the future.  The story was also picked up by the Associate Press and appeared in the Philadelphia Centre Daily Times, Seatle-Tacoma Bellingham Herald, Miami Herald, Belleville News-Democrat, Greenville-Spartanburg Fort Mills Times, Lexington Herald Star, Columbia’s The State, Myrtle Beach Sun News, Boise’s Idaho Statesman, Macon Telegraph, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Anchorage Daily News, Biloxi Sun Herald, and in the online publication All Voices.

Participating in the job fair in addition to Bob were Leslie Johnson, director, LLCC-Litchfield/Hillsboro; Mac Warren, assistant director, recruitment and response; Dave Pietrzak, aviation specialist; Roger Larkin, electrical distribution lineman program; and Steve Bryant, workforce specialist. State Representative Wayne Rosenthal, LLCC trustee, was also in attendance.

In the News

The free weatherization training program at LLCC-Litchfield is featured in this article in the Journal News; Steve Bryant, workforce specialist, says it’s a “win-win” program for students and employers.

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The LLCC music program is featured in this week’s Illinois Times cover story “Music matters at Lincoln Land.”

The Madrigal Singers were pictured in the Dec. 12 SJ-R, performing at the Old State Capitol. They’ll also perform at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dana Thomas House.

Ron Riggle, head baseball coach and athletic director, and Justin Knoedler, assistant baseball coach, were guests of Sam Madonia on the AM Springfield show on Sports Radio 1450 Dec. 12. They discussed the upcoming youth baseball camp Dec. 27-29. Cost is $120 and registration is available at 6.2426.

In the News

Shanda Byer, assistant director, LLCC Beardstown, and several students were interviewed by the State Journal-Register Dec. 11 on ESL classes and other services offered to immigrant students.

Bob Howard, director, Truck Driver Training; Julie Rourke, director, Workforce Development; and two students were interviewed by the State Journal-Register Dec. 11 on their participation in the grant-funded program for long-term unemployed persons providing training in the transportation, distribution and logistics industry.

Jay Kitterman, director, Culinary Institute, was interviewed on the WICS Midday program about Culinary Institute upcoming classes and gift certificates available for the holidays.

In the News

Dr. Chris McDonald, professor of political science, was interviewed by WICS Dec. 6 on the passing of Nelson Mandela. Chris was discussing Mandela’s legacy with his LLCC-Taylorville class and allowed the reporter to sit in on the discussion.