Workforce Development & Community Education

The Workforce Development and Community Education Department (WDCE) is Kaskaskia’s home for community education, continuing education, and customized training. Kaskaskia College is proud to serve the lifelong learning needs of our district. Our courses are primarily non-credit and short-term courses.

Customized solutions to build a highly skilled workforce.

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Workforce Development

Programs or courses are designed to help organizations and employers increase operational efficiency, improve employee morale, and enhance the organizational bottom line. The college works directly with employers to identify training needs and develop customized solutions to build and maintain a highly skilled workforce. Training can be delivered at a Kaskaskia College location or onsite at the business location. Online training is also available and includes a wide range of topics.

Why Kaskaskia College Workforce Development?

  • Customized Content
  • Convenient, flexible training
  • Affordable programs based on your training needs
  • Skills assessment available
  • Training at a Kaskaskia College location or your location
  • Online available for some topics
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Continuing Education

Continuing Education programs are career-focused, life-long learning activities. They include programs and classes that bring participants up to date in a particular area of knowledge or skill set. Some classes offer continuing education units and certification. These experiences may be offered in the form of traditional classroom presentations, online, or workshops. These courses are often scheduled at KC locations but can be offered at your location.

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support
  • EMT/First Responder Continuing Education
  • Forklift Training
  • Computer Software
  • Online Courses (Ed2Go)

Trainings KC Can Provide:

KC is committed to providing specific training as per the requests of employers and community members. We understand that each individual and organization has unique needs, and we are dedicated to providing personalized training solutions that meet those needs. The trainings offered include, but are not limited to:

As WDCE expands its offerings, more part-time instructors are needed to teach courses. Courses are offered for community members of all ages. You can teach in our continuing and community education programs, depending on your expertise. In a typical year, more than 200 programs are offered on topics ranging from gardening to creating an investment portfolio and from starting a new business to surfing the Internet. We'd also appreciate your suggestions for other classes you might be able to teach.

Instructors are paid by the hour. See the job listing for additional guidelines.

Contact WDCE at 618-545-3255 for information on becoming a part-time instructor.

Education for All Ages

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Community Education

These personal enrichment classes provide an opportunity for participants to learn a new hobby, gain life skills, and improve the quality of life for community members. Community Education courses are informal and provide participants a chance to engage and collaborate with other participants in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Courses are designed for learners of all ages, including a summer program for children. 

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Kids in College at Kaskaskia (KICK) & Youth Programming

The Kids in College at Kaskaskia (KICK) program features a wide variety of topics. Community Education courses are offered at all college locations and community locations across the district.

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Want more information? Contact

Cydney Richardson

Phone  |  618-545-3256

  • Main Campus
  • Administration, AD 200

Angela Gross

Phone  |  618-545-3427

  • Centralia
  • Crisp Technology Center, CRP 136
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