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PUBLIC & GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS 

EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

Triton College seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of students and the broader community. Through active engagement with public and government officials representing communities served by the college, we are able to communicate the importance of higher education for Illinois citizens in our community college district. We seek to be informed and to inform the college community regarding legislative matters. We disseminate information, monitor proposed legislation, coordinate advocacy regarding education-related issues & budget allocations impacting the college, and participate in state-wide efforts to build support for community college education.

Volunteers for College Advocacy was established in 2011 as an informal network of college staff volunteers interested in assisting with lobby efforts in support of the college.

The materials below may be of interest to faculty, staff, students and the community at large and are provided for informational purposes only. Please contact the Office of the President (708-456-0300, ext. 3291) if you have questions.

 

             
         

 Current Issues

           2014 STATE OF THE UNION
President Obama, during his 2014 State of the Union, addressed higher education and focused on skills needed in high-demand sectors. The government wants to assist community colleges in building partnerships with business and industry to meet their training needs. Read More
         

H BUILDING RENOVATION
Governor Quinn recently announced funding the college is receiving for the renovation of the H-Building (Technology) which will feature new technologies for Health and Science programs at Triton. Read More.

      
             

         
 
State Level

  • PENSION REFORM: See facts about Pension Reform from SURS here
  • STATE OF THE STATE: In the State of the State address, Governor Quinn highlighted economic growth through jobs with an emphasis on preparing the Illinois workforce for 21st century jobs, particularly jobs in-demand requiring high-skill. The state-wide goal for education is to have 60% of the adult workforce with a degree or career certificate by 2025.
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National Level

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  • TOP FEDERAL PRIORITIES FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES 
The American Association of Community Colleges and the Association of Community College Trustees have released the community college federal legislative priorities. Read more here