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.

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