The Illinois Community College Board is calling on residents to give feedback on its draft five-year strategic plan to improve adult education.
The plan includes ways to remove financial barriers for adults wanting to pursue post-secondary education. Matt Berry is with the Illinois Community College Board. He said having a college degree is becoming more essential in the workforce.
"The economy has changed now, where even manufacturing and some other careers where you could enter straight from high school with a high school diploma now require additional credentialing or post-credential skills,” he said.
The draft plan is available on the ICCB website.
Informational meetings will be held this week in Bloomington and Palos Hills.