A program at Rock Valley College prepares students for employment


PROGRAM AT ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE PREPARES STUDENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT. ((MIMI)) ICAPS IS A SHORT TERM PROGRAM THAT HELPS STUDENTS LAND A JOB FASTER. IT’S TONIGHT’S EDUCATION MATTERS. Dayami Vazquez came to the U-S from Cuba with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Dayami Vazquez/earned Network Technician certificate “I have a IT background. I wanted to, you know, do the same here. You know, working with computer because that’s what I love to do, working with computers, and people.” Vazquez was taking English classes at Rock Valley College when she learned about the ICAPS program. It helps students earn a college certificate while improving their English language skills or working on their GED. Jenny Morgan/Transitions Coor RVC “You can obtain this college certificate in a year or less so that is desirable for a lot of our students. They are in some high demand fields and also fields where you can earn a family supporting wage.” Students can earn certificates in Industrial Welding, Mechatronics, or Network Technician programs. ICAPS students get additional academic support to help them be successful. Jenny Morgan/RVC Adult Education Transitions Coordinator students are getting that extra support. “The support in transitioning to college which can be a big transition for students and also the support in the classroom and with some of those life skills too.” Dayami completed the program and is already working as a network administrator for a computer company. Dayami Vazquez/earned Network Technician certificate “I’ve been living just three years in United States and I already have a certificate here, you know. So I think it was awesome. The opportunity I had. So I’m very grateful.” ((MIMI)) RVC WILL HOLD AN ICAPS INFORMATION SESSION NOVEMBER 6TH. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO OUR WEBSITE MYSTATELINE DOT COM. ((ERIC)) WE HAD COOL AND

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