Kaskaskia College is proud to announce that BCMW Community Services of Centralia was recently given the Business and Industry Partnership Award.
The partnership between BCMW and Kaskaskia College has provided significant benefits for both organizations and the community. It is a great example of how a community college and a community organization can work together to produce wonderful results for all involved.
Kaskaskia has provided a variety of training to BCMW, including areas which have been related directly to the agency’s home renovation programs. This allows BCMW to help low income individuals and senior citizens who would not otherwise have the resources for such home improvements. The College, through its Computer Technology Program, has also designed a software program to track the inventory and supplies. BCMW has contributed to the local economy by adding jobs through the programs, which are primarily funded through the federal stimulus package. Several KC graduates have been hired by the organization in the areas of home renovation and child care. KC students have also benefitted through scholarships provided by BCMW.
The continued partnership between KC and BCMW will provide a long-term positive economic impact in the region.