ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Today, Cheri Bustos toured Rock Valley College to try and find new ways community colleges can work together with both local businesses and labor groups and address a lack of proper training.
Bustos says speaking with the RVC faculty and staff helped her understand more about the college’s various certificate programs and the importance of getting the school federal dollars.
Federal grants are how we are going to be able to train the future,” said Ron Schulz, Associate Dean of Technical Programs. "Funding for things like to Carl Perkins grant money would help us replace aging equipment. and in a lot of cases its difficult for the college to buy those items out of our regular budget."