U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren joins bipartisan group on community colleges
The congressman whose district includes McHenry County College and six other community colleges has joined a bipartisan group aimed at promoting community colleges’ work in education and workforce development.
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill., has joined the House Community College Caucus, which was created in 2005 as a forum to discuss issues affecting the country’s 1,100-plus community colleges.
“Northern Illinois’ community colleges are essential training grounds for the country’s next cohort of workshop apprentices, medical technicians, advanced manufacturing specialists and many other workforce professionals,” Hultgren said in a news release.
Locally, Hultgren had established a committee made up of the presidents of his district’s seven area community colleges, which include McHenry County College, College of DuPage, College of Lake County, Elgin Community College, Joliet Junior College, Kishwaukee Community College and Waubonsee Community College.
The goal of the group was “to coordinate, develop and promote workforce knowledge and skills training for high school students and recent graduates looking to enter the workforce,” the release said.
– Northwest Herald