Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Media Contact: RVC Public Relations, 815-921-4510
State Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, will host Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, Thursday afternoon for a tour of Rock Valley College and a discussion on vocational education and law enforcement training efforts at the community college.
“I’m excited to welcome Speaker Welch to Rock Valley College this week, and for him to have an
opportunity to see the impact investment in vocational education can have on communities like
Rockford,” Vella said. “I want to make sure that we’re prioritizing investment in vocational education
in our community colleges, so that we can develop highly-skilled workers who can secure in-demand,
high-paying jobs – including those in law enforcement. Speaker Welch has been a great partner in
efforts to help our region in Springfield, and I look forward to hosting him.”
In addition to a tour of Rock Valley College’s facilities, Welch and Vella will participate in an open
discussion and meet and greet. For more information, please contact RepDaveVella@gmail.com.
Who: State Rep. Dave Vella, Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch
What: Rock Valley College tour and discussion on vocational education
When: Thursday, April 28; 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: The Atrium (Student Center); Rock Valley College; 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford
For More Information:
State Rep. Dave Vella