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Message from Karen Blackburn, Executive Director 4/29/2020

Hello Everyone,

We have so many fun learning opportunities for you to enjoy! Please take a moment to look at our events calendar for details. I find it easiest to look at the events in “list” form, which you change at the top of the page with the drop down menu under “VIEW AS.” All of our offerings are online, super easy to access and FREE.

We also continue to offer FREE support to ANY students needing help with online classes and remote learning including free mentoring and proctoring. See the Current Students tab under HELP or contact Lenna Stever, Student Support Coordinator, at

Hope you are all doing well and staying safe.
Karen Blackburn

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Cook County Higher Education (CCHE) is a non-profit organization established in 1996 to address four critical issues facing our rural remote community: extreme isolation, skilled worker shortages, limited career advancement, and lack of higher education opportunities. With the nearest college or university over 100 miles away, CCHE makes it possible for local residents to earn a certificate, diploma, or degree that leads to living wage employment right here in our community. In the past 10 years, CCHE has expanded its offerings to include college prep, training & development, and lifelong learning opportunities.

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College Prep

Interest assessments, placement testing and college searches help students prepare for college and make the best match. CCHE can also help with the application process and provides financial aid/FAFSA assistance. All of these services are free.

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College Courses

CCHE collaborates with accredited regional colleges and universities to bring degree programs here, to our residents, where we live and work. Whether on campus, or long distance, CCHE works with students and the colleges to ensure success.

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Student Support

CCHE Student Support provides FREE advocacy and support customized to you! We help you reach your individual goals in college prep, attending distance or local college courses, continuing your education, and in your job search.

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Training & Development

CCHE offers training and testing for workplace certifications, user groups, workshops, networking opportunities and other programming to help provide job training and professional development.

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Lifelong Learning

Join us for opportunities that will enrich your personal life by expanding your knowledge and skills. Enjoy great discussions, innovative classes, and new friendships.

Upcoming Events

Science Based Wellness Planning Series via Zoom

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 2, 2020

Foundations of Investing Webinar

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Basic Auto Maintenance

June 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until June 5, 2020

Basic Auto Maintenance

June 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until June 5, 2020

Grounding Your Leadership Webinar

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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