Welcome to Another Wonderful Year

The new school year is an exciting and busy time. To provide you with helpful information you can share with your students who are considering Moraine Valley, we’re sending this Counselor’s Newsletter.

We’ll share important dates, program information and interesting facts we hope will make your job easier. Don’t forget the High School Counselors page on our website, where you can find information high school counselors regularly request. Interested in having someone from Moraine Valley attend one of your events? Complete a representative request form, which is found on the High School Counselors page.

Moraine Valley’s Admissions staff is always glad to answer any questions you have, so feel free to contact us at any time.

Open House
Nov. 4

High School Visit Day
Oct. 9

Associate Degrees Offer a Great Career Option

According to a report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, there are approximately 30 million good jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree. The center defines these “good jobs” as having an average annual salary of $55,000 per year, with a minimum of $35,000. It also found that many of these jobs have shifted primarily to workers with an associate degree. These workers gained more than 3 million net new jobs since 1991.

View the complete report.

Moraine Valley offers nearly 150 certificate and associate degree programs that can your students access to many career opportunities without a bachelor’s degree.

Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Good Jobs that Pay without a BA, 2017

Save the Date

You and your students are invited to our upcoming Empowerment Through Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 9, 2018. Watch for further details about this exciting conference that will focus on college success and the importance of diversity in education.

Distinguished Scholar Award for Top Achieving Students

Encourage your students to learn more about this award by contacting Alicea Toso, manager of our Honors Program and Curricular Learning Communities, at (708) 608-4191 or tosoa@morainevalley.edu.

Engineering Pathways Can Pave the Way to an Engineering Career

Moraine Valley has partnered with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to offer the Engineering Pathways Program. By attending Moraine Valley for two years and successfully completing the program, students are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois’ College of Engineering and can save over $30,000 on a U of I engineering degree! Invite your students to attend an upcoming information session to learn more.

College Night – Oct. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Invite your students and their families to explore their post-high school options at our annual College Night. More than 150 representatives from colleges and universities, proprietary schools and armed forces will be in attendance. Students also can learn about Moraine Valley’s career programs.