Rockford City, Illinois

Rock Valley narrows 21 sites for tech center to 3 finalists

Normally around midday sees the walkways filled with students walking to classes at Rock Valley College. But due to closures because of health concerns of COVID-19 there are no students or faculty on campus on Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR] ROCKFORD — Rock Valley College has narrowed 21 potential sites for its proposed Advanced ...

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Rock Valley College unveils 21 proposals for tech center

ROCKFORD — The 21 proposed locations for the Rock Valley College Advanced Technology Center represent several communities across the Rock River Valley from Rockton to Belvidere. The college issued a request for proposals last month. Proposed locations for the new technology education center include the previously discussed Chicago Rockford International Airport, Register Star News Tower and a reimagined Colman Village, ...

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Rockford’s ATC soap opera is Dysfunction 101

By Isaac GuerreroRockford Register Star If you thought the saga of the would-be Advanced Technology Center couldn’t possibly endure any more confusing and cringeworthy plot twists, well, you were wrong. The ATC is a missing link in the region’s higher education toolbox, a dynamic career and technical education training center that, as envisioned, would sustain the region’s advanced manufacturing workforce for ...

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Rock Valley College board accused of lacking minority student recruitment efforts

https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Rock-Valley-College-board-accused-of-lacking-minority-student-recruitment-efforts-569676261.html?jwsource=cl ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) — The Rock Valley College board of trustees handed a letter of grievance over to its legal team after Rockford City Alderperson Bill Rose, and 19 other local residents sent an email accusing the college of not being transparent in the minority recruitment process. “There is a good contingent of people that don’t believe that the college ...

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RVC out for RFP on ATC

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Where will Rock Valley College’s Advanced Technology Center go? It’s the million dollar question. Originally, the idea was to put it at the old Barber-Colman site, but the college pulled out of its agreement with the City of Rockford citing too many delays. The RVC Board briefly considered the public safety building before moving on to the ...

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