TRITON JOB FAIR: August 4, 2016, Engineering Technology, Manufacturing, Automotive and Visual Communications

Chicagoland employers from a variety of industries, including , Engineering Technology, Manufacturing, Automotive and Visual Communications will be at Triton College this summer recruiting for full-time and part-time positions.

The Engineering Technology, Automotive and Visual Communications Job Fair is Thursday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The event will be held in rooms T-162/164 (T Building) on the east side of Triton College’s campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, Ill.

The job fair is open to community members and free to attend. Job seekers should bring multiple copies of their resume to provide to potential employers.

 For more information, contact Rich Williams at (708) 456-0300, ext. 3805, or e-mail



Triton Receives Second Straight Business/Industry Partnership Award



For an unprecedented second year in a row, Triton College has been awarded the Illinois Community College Trustee Association’s “Business/Industry Partnership Award.” Triton received the award during the ICCTA’s annual awards luncheon in Springfield earlier this month, which recognized the school’s successful workforce-training alliance with Navistar International Corporation.

For more than 15 years, Navistar (#281 on the Fortune 500) and Triton’s School of Continuing Education have aligned to provide more than 3,000 hours of training to over 700 Navistar employees. Triton also helped design a new experimental mechanic position, developing a 1,000 hour, 14-month training program customized to meet Navistar’s global workforce demands.

“The depth and breadth of Triton’s instruction would be hard to find anywhere outside the network of Illinois’ community colleges,” says Navistar president and CEO Troy Clarke.

Pictured Above: (L-R): ICCTA President-Elect Linda Liddell, Triton College President Mary-Rita Moore; Navistar Representative Andrea Heath.

Will Kincanon Drafted by the Dodgers


Will_Kincanon Triton College pitcher Will Kincanon was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 29th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft earlier this month. Despite being drafted, Kincanon indicates he will continue his collegiate baseball career at Indiana State University next year. The right-hander was a standout on Triton’s baseball team that won this year’s Region IV Division I championship. He compiled a 5-2 record and 2.77 ERA for the Trojans on his way to earning all-region honors. Kincancon is a graduate of Riverside-Brookfield high school, as well as a member of the Triton College Dean’s Honor Roll.

Baseball showcase comes to Triton

Some of the most exciting young baseball players in the area will try to catch the eye of professional scouts and college coaches at the 2016 Chicagoland Classic powered by Game Day USA.

The showcase features nearly 200 of the top players from eight of the largest high school conferences in the Chicagoland suburbs.

Triton College’s newly renovated Symonds-Puckett Field, which features a brand new state-of-the-art synthetic turf field, will host event, featuring 10 exciting games over three days.

More than 100 professional scouts and college coaches from the Big 10, Big XII, Pac 12, SEC, Ivy League and U.S. service academies attend the showcase on a regular basis, which is now in its 18th year.

Ten former Chicagoland Classic participants have gone on to play Major League Baseball and more than 50 former players have been selected in the first 20 rounds of the MLB draft. Overall, more than 100 former players have been drafted into professional baseball.

WHERE: Symonds-Puckett Field at Triton College’s East Campus Athletic Complex (2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, IL.)

WHEN: June 16-18, 2016. (See attached schedule)

CONTACT: All media planning to attend the event are asked to contact Public Relations Coordinator Stephen Butera at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3168,

Triton’s New Fitness Day a Hit with Local Families 


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Avery Hovey had no idea how fleet of foot she is until she hit the track during Triton College’s first ever Fun Family Fitness Day event on Saturday, June 3.

  The speedy 8-year-old from Melrose Park was the first to cross the finish line during the event’s quarter mile Fun Run, in which participants scampered around the new outdoor track that surrounds the East Campus Athletic Complex’s multi-purpose field.

 “It was very exciting, it was the first time I’ve actually won a race,” Avery said.

  Actually, everyone who participated in Fun Family Fitness Day was a winner, which also included a ‘STEM in Soccer’ event that showed children how sports and science overlap, as well as a Zumba class, healthy snacks and other activities.

  Avery attended the event with her mother Rose Ellen, and her 4-year-old sister Fiona, who also attends preschool at Triton College.

 “It was great, it was fun to see her run on the track, she’s very fast,” Rose Ellen Hovey said. “My other daughter likes the soccer, it’s fun to watch her do that too. I think both my daughters found some new talents.”

  Fun Family Fitness Day is the latest in a growing list of events that the Hovey family has enjoyed over the years on Triton’s campus.

 “We come to the Fall Family Fun Fest, we like the (Triton Troupers) circus, we do the movie on the mounds in the summer, so they have a lot of nice events here,” Rose Ellen added.

 Dr. Juilianne Murphy, who serves as the department chair of Triton’s Health, Sport and Exercise department, helped organize Fun Family Fitness Day. For her, it was a way to inspire families to live a healthy lifestyle.

  “We wanted them to know that they could come to our campus to work out, to use our outdoor walking track, and to learn more about health and fitness.” Dr. Murphy said.

  The event was also a great way for area families to check out the new upgrades to Triton’s athletic complex on the east side of campus, and learn about the variety of summer programs available to children.

  The renovations include new synthetic turf baseball and softball fields in addition to the multi-purpose field that is ready to host football, soccer, track and field, lacrosse and other events. The track that surrounds the multi-purpose field is open for public use Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Avery Hovey, 8, of Melrose Park poses with Troy and Triton College President Mary-Rita Moore after completing the Fun Run at Triton College’s Fun Family Fitness Day on June 3.