SPRINGFIELD – To build a pipeline of tech talent, a paid trainee program will be coming to Lincoln Land Community College that will help meet the growing demand for skilled professionals and diversify the state’s workforce, announced State Senator Doris Turner. 022323SC1626

“Investing in our workforce pipeline opens the door for new opportunities, grows our pool of skilled professionals and increases industry-focused jobs,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “Lincoln Land’s location will bring people from across Central Illinois to train and grow in the tech profession. This is a win for LLCC, Springfield and the state as we continue to expand career opportunities for our workers.”

Through the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology, trainees will receive a minimum yearly salary of $54,000 while pursuing tracks in one of five high-need concentration areas: cybersecurity, networking, coding and database, end user computing and enterprise infrastructure. Additionally, trainees will receive formal mentoring from current DoIT employees and be offered a full-time job with the department after completing the program and meeting its benchmarks.

LLCC developed the curriculum for participants and will host a training site in Springfield. Cohorts will begin with initial classes of 20 participants, with additional cohorts launching as needed. Applicants should apply online at DoIT.illinois.gov. There will be a recruitment event on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kreher Building on LLCC’s Springfield campus.

“Lincoln Land Community College is a leader in training individuals for vital careers in the technology and cybersecurity fields,” said LLCC President Dr. Charlotte Warren. “We’re proud to serve students with this innovative partnership that will help DoIT grow their own workforce, and we applaud DoIT and the Governor’s administration for recognizing the workforce training programs provided by community colleges.”

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