LLCC to host Transportation and Industrial Expo July 16

Transportation and Industrial Expo. Interested in a hands-on career? July 16, 6-8 p.m. Transportation Center of Excellence. Industrial Center of Excellence
LLCC’s hands-on training programs will be showcased at the Transportation and Industrial Expo Tuesday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. Prospective students are invited to learn about the many LLCC degree and certificate opportunities that can launch careers in the transportation and industrial fields.

The free event will be held in the Workforce Careers Center. Registration is available at or by calling 217-786-2577.

“This expo is a great opportunity for those who want high-quality, affordable training for a hands-on career,” said Nancy Sweet, interim dean of applied and emerging technologies at LLCC. “We’ll be showcasing our programs in welding, HVACR, aviation mechanics, aviation management, automotive technology, electrical distribution lineman, commercial electrical maintenance, construction occupations, industrial technology, IDOT highway construction careers, truck driving and more.”

“We know that the area workforce needs skilled workers, and we know that people want good jobs,” said Sweet. “These jobs are available now – local and beyond. It’s a matter of connecting people with these hands-on programs and then getting trained, hired and ultimately working in a career.”

Attendees can visit various state-of-the-art labs with hands-on activities, talk with program instructors and industry experts, and take first steps in the enrollment process.

The Transportation and Industrial Expo is the next in a series of events designed to highlight Centers of Excellence at LLCC.