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Manufacturing Roundtable: Early College and Career Academy (ECCA)

img_9683To celebrate National Manufacturing Day & Manufacturing Month (as determined by the Illinois Department of Commerce), we teamed up with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce to host a Manufacturing Roundtable on Tuesday, October 4th at Parkland College.

The discussion focused on the Early College and Career Academy (ECCA), a joint effort of Education for Employment System #330 and Parkland College. ECCA is a program for high school juniors and seniors to earn credits that count toward a high school diploma and college, all while gaining skills in six different Parkland College degree programs, including Manufacturing.

We had representatives from Parkland & EFE #330 in attendance, along with local companies + students enrolled in the program.

Frasca International, Inc. was in attendance to share their experience of partnering with ECCA to sponsor a student.

Download a PDF overview of ECCA here. Download a PDF of the current ECCA – Manufacturing courses being offered here.

To learn more about ECCA, visit:

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