The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity awarded only four competitive grants to community colleges that proposed education or training programs to address current or emerging workforce and professional skills needs in the homeland security industry. SSC received one of these Homeland Security was viewed in a broad context and included such diverse needs as public safety; public health; integrity of computer networks, nanotechnology; sustainable energy production; and manufacturing of many diverse products, even vaccines. The programs are recognized as playing a critical role in Illinois’s ongoing strategy to grow and attract the homeland security industry in Illinois, creating new jobs in high economic growth sectors.
Out proposal was titled “From the Trenches and Beyond” Chicago Southland’s Training Collaboration between Public Works and the Private Sector to Promote Economic Development and Homeland Security.
This training is part of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5 (HSPD-5), from 2003, to establish a National Incident Management System to provide a consistent nationwide template so all government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations can work together during domestic incidents.
Current training dates are Tuesday, September 25 and Thursday, September 27, 2007. Classes and testing for IS 700 and ICS 100 may be taken in one day or in two, ½ day sessions.
South Suburban College has received a Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) grant to help local public works department employees meet National Incident Management System (NIMS) requirements. We will also train and help establish collaborative networks with local physical plant workers from major industries, hospitals, shopping centers, and office buildings.
ICS-100 and IS 700 training and assessments will be offered on Tuesday, September 25 and Thursday, September 27, 2007 in one day or two, ½ day sessions. Registration is necessary.
To participate in this training or for more information, contact Nancy Burrows, Workforce Development Specialist, at (708) 596-2000 ext. 2556.