Upcoming Events

October 6, 2017
  • Fri



    ECCA Open House: Manufacturing

    7:30 am - 9:30 am

    Parkland College - Parkhill Applied Technology Center (PATC) - 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821

    ECCA Open House: Manufacturing
    Sponsored By: Education for Employment System #330 & Champaign County EDC

    In celebration of Manufacturing Day, join us for an Open House at Parkland College to learn more about the Early College and Career Academy. You’ll have the opportunity to see and hear from students enrolled in the program about their projects and experiences, tour the Parkhill Applied Technology Center, chat with Parkland instructors, and learn how local companies are partnering with ECCA to offer scholarship opportunities for students.

    The public is invited to attend. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

    The Parkhill Applied Technology Center is Building T on this campus map: Free parking is available in the Building T parking lot (W2).

    About the Early College and Career Academy (ECCA):

    ECCA is a joint effort of Education for Employment System #330 (a K-12 Career and Technical Education cooperative) and Parkland College. Through the program, area high school juniors and seniors earn credits that count toward a high school diploma and college, all while gaining skills in six different Parkland College degree programs: Manufacturing, Automotive Technology, Computer Networking, Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Services, and Criminal Justice. Learn more at

    About Manufacturing Day:

    Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October — this year Manufacturing Day is October 6, 2017.

    MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. Learn more at

    Questions? Contact:

    • Carly McCrory, Assistant Director – Champaign County EDC: or 217-359-6261
    • Nick Elder, Director - Education for Employment System #330: or 217- 355-1382

    Learn more: