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Past Events and Projects

In recent years, Non-Credit Programs has hosted major national and international events showcasing Western Illinois University, including the 41st International Horn Symposium and the annual conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. Non-Credit Programs works on an on-going basis with Western Illinois University’s academic departments to provide conferences on timely topics for a wide variety of external professionals.

At various times in the past, Non-Credit Programs has provided major retraining programs for employees of business and industry in west central Illinois, including Caterpillar and International Harvester. Non-Credit Programs also partnered extensively with the Illinois State Board of Education and the Job Training Partnership Act to provide academic enrichment and work experience programs for economically-disadvantaged youth who were at-risk for dropping out of school.