SWIC, U of I host local educators

CLOSING THE GAP — Southwestern Illinois College and the University of Illinois joined forces to host a meeting of local educators titled Building Partnerships: Closing the Gap Between Jobs and Preparation. Pictured SWIC President Georgia Costello, Ph.D., and U of I President Robert Easter, Ph.D., start the discussion. Topics of discussion included workforce development, partnerships between employers and educational institutions and linking creative and technical courses.