Register Now: Strengthening Sustainable Bridges between Colleges and Communities Conference Sept. 26 at JJC

The South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC) and Joliet Junior College will host a one-day conference Sept. 26 called “Strengthening Sustainable Bridges between Colleges and Communities in Chicago’s Southland.” The conference is free and open to the public.

Members of the consortium, which consist of 12 colleges and universities in the Chicago Southland, are involved in supporting the greater community’s efforts to be resilient, prosperous and healthy in the most sustainable manner possible by engaging with those community members interested in sustainable growth and management.

The conference looks to gather representatives of manufacturing, healthcare, government, nonprofits, and more to link and leverage resources to help one another meet or expand goals. The public is invited to contribute to thoughtful conversations about how we can promote growth and develop resilient communities through sustainable practices.

SMHEC is a 22-year old partnership between 12 colleges and universities including DeVry University, Governors State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Joliet Junior College, Kankakee Community College, Lewis University, Moraine Valley Community College, Northwestern College, Prairie State College, Saint Xavier University, South Suburban College, and the University of St. Francis.

The conference will be held Friday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Joliet Junior College Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road, in Joliet. Registration is required.

Follow this link to register:

For more information, contact SMHEC at (708) 534-4495.

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