Workforce Careers and Ag Expos

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Springfield campus
People walking through tents with exhibits and equipment
LLCC invites employers and area high school students to its annual Workforce and Ag Expos Thursday, Sept. 21.


Registration for employers and high schools wishing to bring students to the Workforce Expo is available:

Employers: Register

High Schools: Register

Workforce Careers Expo

The outdoor Workforce Careers Expo connects high school students with local employers to learn about careers in the skilled trades. Last year, approximately 500 high school students attended and visited exhibits and displays with interactive equipment and simulators brought by 50 employers. Two sessions will be held: from 8-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. Students attending the morning session can also observe professional line workers competing in the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives Line Workers Safety Rodeo until 2 p.m. 

High school students and teachers

Meet instructors and employers, and explore various career fields including those below. You can also schedule an add-on tour to see the training labs on campus.

  • Automotive technology
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Construction
  • Diesel technologies
  • Welding
  • HVAC
  • Electrical distribution lineman
  • Commercial electrical maintenance
  • Aviation mechanics
  • Truck driver training
  • Agriculture


You will be provided one eight-foot table and two chairs in the display area as well as a hospitality room access with  coffee, donuts and a box lunch. Bring equipment (of any size) to show/demo, engage students by showcasing a service or product and help build the next generation's interest in your industry. To reserve your exhibit space, forms must be received by Sept. 12, 2023.


Please contact: Vickie Ward, administrative assistant to the dean, Workforce Institute at LLCC, 217-786-2329 or Nancy Sweet, dean, Workforce Institute, 217-786-4613.

Ag Expo

The Ag Expo will begin at 9 a.m. in the LLCC Kreher Agriculture Center. Students will participate in sessions led by LLCC Ag faculty, tour the facility and hear from current ag students. Students and teachers may also visit the afternoon session of the Workforce Expo after lunch. More information and registration are available by emailing or calling 217-786-2868. Another Ag Expo will be held on Dec. 1.