WCC expands green programs with grant


SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College will expand one of its most innovative “green” programs with a $375,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Education. The money will be used to move WCC’s innovative automotive recycling curricula online, making the program accessible for students.

Launched this past summer, Waubonsee’s automotive recycling program is the first of its kind in the nation. The coursework focuses on the environmental regulations for disposal of common substances found in automotive repair shops, as well as proper procedure when dismantling cars and repurposing parts.

Waubonsee qualified for a gold participation, which allows more money to be used toward “green” programs aimed at creating or expanding green job training programs to assist economically dislocated workers.