OTTAWA, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is celebrating grant funding awarded to Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) to help address education and unemployment gaps.
“IVCC provides a wealth of opportunities and services to our community so that residents can learn and better themselves and their circumstances,” Yednock said. “This funding will uplift so many community members, and I cannot wait to see the positive outcomes of this significant investment.”
IVCC was awarded $108,650 by the Illinois Community College Board to help minority students, students with disabilities and low-income students complete their education and fulfill their career goals through the Innovative Bridge and Transition Grant program. The Innovative Bridge and Transition Grant program are intended to help community colleges and organizations create and expand bridge education, implement programs to ease the transition from high school to college, utilize transition and wrap-around services and create comprehensive programming for people with disabilities.
“All students, regardless of income level, background or ability, are valuable and deserve the support and resources they need to thrive,” said Yednock. “The funding awarded for the Innovative Bridge and Transition program will bolster these support systems so that all students can reach their educational and career goals.”