Tuscola’s location provides exceptional, convenient access to an extensive array of educational and training opportunities.
Tuscola is nearly equidistant from Charleston-Mattoon, home to Eastern Illinois University and Lake Land College; Decatur, home to Millikin University and Richland Community College; and Champaign-Urbana, home to the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and Parkland College.
TCED facilitates introductions for local business and industry to representatives of the area’s community colleges and workforce development resources. The existence of three high quality community colleges within 30 minutes provides employers with access to customizable employee training and learning resources.
TCED supports the work of the East Central Illinois (eci) Super Region Coalition. The Coalition is comprised of leaders from six community colleges, economic and workforce development agencies, K-12 education, regional planning commissions, area manufacturers and many more technology trades stakeholders. The Coalition is focused on workforce preparedness and providing employers with a trained industrial workforce. More information on the group can be found here.