Governor Bruce Rauner
Chair Dr. Lazaro Lopez
Executive Director Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson

Illinois Community College Board

CTE Month Day 18

DAY 18: CTE Spotlight: featuring Rend Lake College

About 40 students in Mt. Vernon Township High School’s (MVTHS) STRIVE program visited Rend Lake College’s campus last week to learn about and get involved in several of the college’s CTE programs.

The STRIVE Program is designed to encourage seniors to improve grades and attendance during their last year. Sponsored in-part by the RLC Foundation, two students who have the best improvement in grades and attendance are awarded one-year full scholarships to RLC.

Throughout their visit, students stopped by several CTE programs to speak with instructors and RLC students, including agriculture, architecture, graphic design, and welding. Students also visited the art, certified medical assistant, music, nursing, radiologic technology, and theatre programs. Representatives from the RLC Foundation and Career Services departments were also available. To see more photos of the event, please see RLC’s flickr page.

MVTHS senior Kendell Hayes learns about Air Carbon Arc Cutting during his visit to the RLC Welding program last week from Welding Professor Pete Wilce.