DOWDC “Assemble ur Career” Tour Success!

More than seventy high school students from the surrounding area enjoyed the great weather on Wednesday, February 22nd by exploring careers during the “Assemble ur Career” tour coordinated by the DeKalb/Ogle Workforce Development Consortium. The fourth annual tour was hosted by area businesses: Bright Farms, Rochelle; Cresswood Shredding, Cortland; CST Storage, DeKalb; Custom Aluminum Products, Genoa; Dawn Equipment, Sycamore; Rochelle Community Hospital and S-K Tools, Sycamore.


Following the business tours, the students participated in a guided tour of the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Still Hall and Still Gym on the NIU campus. With information in hand, the students then ate a pizza lunch provided by us at DCEDC, in the beautiful Yusunas Room, in the DeKalb Public Library. While there, they heard more information about NIU, university acceptance criteria and the employment opportunities awaiting them once they are ready to start their careers.

This tour is part of the on-going effort to connect the students to the employment possibilities in the greater DeKalb/Ogle County areas. We look forward to the continued success of events like these!

Also, please Read the Daily Chronicle article (March 3, 2017): “Students explore careers during the Assemble ur Career Tour”