In an effort to fulfill the philosophy of the College by making education accessible at times and places convenient to the learners, the College determined an educational center was needed in western Clinton County to better serve the citizens of the western part of the College District. As a result, the Trenton Education Center was established in the fall of 1999 at its current location. The City of Trenton agreed to lease to the College the front section of the former Illinois Power Building on the east side of Trenton. Also, the Center was made possible by a $36,000 contribution by the Trenton Industrial Commission in July 1999 and through other community support.
Over the past 12 years, the Trenton Education Center has steadily grown, adding programs and classes to meet the educational goals of students, as well as services such as continuing education classes designed to enrich lives for those who enjoy learning for learning’s sake. Because of its location and the public’s response the College scheduled classes on weekends and evenings to help meet demand for its services. However, the situation is now to the point where the current facility is much too small for the demand for programs. The plan is to expand the College presence in Trenton to serve this growing demand.
The Kaskaskia College Trenton Education Center will link education and resources through technology….moving us forward.