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Learn more about student life and what you can accomplish at Joliet Junior College in our blog.

5 Ways to Prepare for the College and Career Fair

Posted by Scott Harvey on Jun 13, 2022 8:13:00 AM

As semesters end and seasons change new opportunities for personal and professional growth emerge. Graduating students may be updating their resumes and looking at transfer options as new job opportunities spring up and enrollment periods open. At Joliet Junior College, each summer there’s a chance to explore both at the Joliet Regional College and Career Fair, June 15 from 2-6 p.m. It takes place inside the Event Center at Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The fair is open to JJC students, alumni and community members. 

Dozens of employers and four-year colleges and universities will be in attendance to share information, answer questions and even provide on-site interviews. Here are five things you can do to prepare for Wednesday’s fair and future job and academic advancement opportunities.

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Transfer, Resume, Job Fair

4 In-Demand Careers You Can Train for at JJC

Posted by Scott Harvey on Nov 22, 2021 8:12:00 AM

Illinois community colleges play an important role in supporting economic growth and placing students in high-demand jobs. A new statewide report found that the highest job vacancies are occurring in healthcare and engineering, due to industry growth, attrition and retirements.

JJC is continuing to support the current and future needs of the workforce through a variety of new and existing academic programs. Here are four JJC programs that will train you for in-demand careers.

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Respiratory Therapy, Supply Chain Management, CDL, EEAS

The Value of Apprenticeships

Posted by Katie Newberry on Feb 22, 2021 8:02:00 AM

As part of a three-year grant, Joliet Junior College is supporting local businesses and students by growing the number of registered apprenticeshipsThe $140,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges, with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), aims to create 150 apprentices.  

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, For New Students, Careers, About JJC, Community

5 Jobs Poised for Growth This Decade

Posted by Katie Newberry on Jan 11, 2021 8:13:00 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has affected employment in nearly every industry, some more than others. Fields like healthcare and technology are thriving, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projecting that jobs in these areas will increase from now through 2029. However, healthcare and technology aren’t the only fields that are seeing success, many business fields are expected to grow as well.  

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Careers, About JJC, Majors, Healthcare

5 Things Job Seekers Should Know About JJC Workforce Development

Posted by Scott Harvey on Aug 17, 2020 8:05:00 AM

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “essential worker” during this pandemic? These employees perform work that is deemed essential to the viability of the company for whom they work and individuals they serve. Such roles have helped a lot of workers maintain their jobs amid a challenging labor market brought on by the pandemic.

JJC Workforce Development, with offices at the college’s City Center and Morris Education Center campuses, is committed to producing essential workers throughout Will and Grundy counties. Its team encourages local economic development by cultivating partnerships to provide comprehensive services to the local workforce. As you’re preparing to reenter the workforce or want to strengthen your marketability for employers, here are five things to know about JJC Workforce Development.

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, JJC Experts, COVID-19

5 In-Demand Careers You Can Train for at JJC

Posted by Katie Newberry on Jul 20, 2020 8:06:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the highest American unemployment rate since the 1940s, with a record 3.3 million people filing for unemployment. Since the job market has changed dramatically and jobs deemed essential such as those in healthcare, supply chain and IT are in high demand, some people may be considering a career change 

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Careers, About JJC, Majors, Healthcare

5 Things You Didn't Know About Medical Assisting

Posted by Katie Newberry on Oct 21, 2019 8:01:00 AM

JJC’s newest program, medical assisting, begins in spring 2020. The need for medical assistants is in high demand with an aging baby-boom generation in need of preventative care.  

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Careers, About JJC, Majors

5 Unique Careers You Can Get with a JJC Degree

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Nov 5, 2018 8:03:00 AM


Want a career that's off the beaten path?

JJC offers more than 180 degrees and certificates - including some fascinating fields of study to choose from! Our list below includes five unique careers that only require a JJC degree. Take a look!

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Careers

Why Career-Based Education is Thriving & 5 Careers You Can Train For at JJC

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Jul 9, 2018 8:18:00 AM

What is Career-Based Education?
JJC, other community colleges and trade schools offer a number of degrees, certificates and programs that are considered career-based education (or just "career education"). What do these programs have in common? They all aim to get students into the workforce immediately after they graduate. Many of these programs are technical-focused, like automotive service technology or welding, but many are not, like diagnostic medical sonography or radiologic technology

Why Career-Based Education is Thriving
It's no secret that career-based education is thriving. Many of the career paths you can study for are in need of more employees (in part due to a retiring workforce for some fields). Several industries pay their staff well and because students can get training for these jobs at community colleges and trade schools in two years or less, it's both a popular and affordable way to start a new career.

Check out our list below to see five careers you can study for at JJC, or browse our A to Z index for more career-based education fields.

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, For New Students, Careers

5 Local, In-Demand Career Education Jobs You Can Get with a JJC Degree

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Oct 16, 2017 9:03:56 AM


Thinking about your future career? Consider career education. These jobs are on the rise in the Joliet region, and we've compiled a list of the most in-demand positions you can obtain with only an associate degree. Check them out below!

All information was pulled from the EMSI data set for the Joliet region. 

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Tags: In-Demand Jobs, Careers