Creates Value in the Community through an Extensive Portfolio of Services and Resources
“America’s community colleges play a key role in helping students increase their employability and achieve their individual potential. However, the contribution of community colleges consist of more than just influencing the lives of students. The colleges serve a range of industries in the U.S. and supply businesses with skilled workers. Society, as a whole, benefits from an expanded economy and improved quality of life. The benefits created by community colleges extend as far as the national treasury, in the form of increased tax revenues and public sector savings.” *1
Waubonsee Community College understands and values the importance of economic development in each of the communities that we serve. Our degree program offerings and customized Workforce Development training supports a wide range of industry sectors throughout the community. Our services include pre-employment assessment, employee on-boarding, career readiness, and employee development through degree attainment or customized training that even supports just-in-time needs of the workforce. We are specialists in supplying employers with the skilled workers they need to make businesses more productive.
To support business attraction, retention, and growth of the region, Waubonsee Community College representatives are members of many of the area’s economic development organizations and each of our area’s 14 chambers of commerce, as well as working in close contact with our local Workforce Development Board. We are fully engaged in supporting the vitality of the communities within our district.
The goal of linking workforce development to economic development is achieved by helping people acquire the education and skills needed in the marketplace; helping employers grow their workforce through skill attainment and professional development of their employees; and in the process supporting the continuous learning needs of the communities that we serve. At Waubonsee, we have married that mandate to our mission. We are here to serve our communities – after all, our middle name is Community!
To learn more about economic development or the economic impact that we have on our communities, contact our Workforce Solutions and Community Education Unit for further information at 630.466.2403.