January 24, 2024

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Over $12 Million for Illinois Central College to Develop High School Programs


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $1,288,596 for Illinois Central College through the U.S. Department of Education’s Perkins Innovation and Modernization (PIM) Career Connected High Schools (CCHS) Grant Program to develop new high-quality work-based learning programs for high school students to gain experience in health care, construction, manufacturing and information technology professions.

“Investing in workforce development—and in our young people—by supporting our educational institutions will help allow them to have as many options as possible when they graduate,” Duckworth said. “I’m glad this federal support will create high-quality career-connected programs to help high school students discover their path and be better prepared to enter the workforce.”

“The CCHS Program aims to provide more students with access to high-quality career pathways, ensuring they are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the modern workforce,” said Durbin. “This investment will help shape a pathway towards a brighter future for the students in Central Illinois and beyond.”