Funds from the Grand Victoria Foundation supported the creation of the AACC Center for Workforce and Economic Development (the Center) and its activities for Illinois community colleges. Since its inception, the Center has brought together community colleges with workforce boards, economic development entities, labor market intermediaries and other community organizations to improve the economic prosperity of business, workers, and communities.
The Center conducted specific activities in three areas:
- Creation and presentation of seminars
- Technical assistance to specific community colleges
- Development of case studies