A three-year initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor in which 17 Illinois community colleges will work collaboratively to develop 32 certificate and degree programs for green workforce training.


A legislative appropriation in the state budget focusing on renewable energy initiatives, such as: photovoltaic installations, green job training, and collaborative partnerships for smart grid and distributed energy generation.


A statewide program funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, of comprehensive energy efficiency and management trainings and events for Illinois community college employees, students, and community members.


All 39 community college districts and 48 campuses in Illinois are members of the Illinois Green Economy Network.

Member benefits include:

  • Opportunities to participate in IGEN funded initiatives
    and programs
  • Opportunities to collaborate with other member colleges
    and partners
  • Receive the monthly newsletter, Network News
  • Increase visibility for college sustainability successes
    statewide and nationally

Please contact a member of the administrative team to find out how your college can be involved!

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