Center for Community and Economic Development

CCED BuildingShawnee Community College is committed to the economic vitality of southernmost Illinois by providing ongoing assistance and support to communities with industrial attraction and business expansion/retention.

Through the Center for Community and Economic Development a variety of services are offered to businesses, industry and the communities within the SCC district.


Business and Industry Training Center
Provides workforce development training opportunities for business and industry. A variety of courses are available including computer and general office training, forklift certification, OSHA Safety Courses, Customer Service Training just to name a few or we can customize a program specifically to meet the needs of your business.

Illinois Small Business Development Center
Provides assistance to small businesses with start-up, expansion, business and marketing plan assistance, accessing financing opportunities, and a variety of seminars and workshops.

Health Services Training Center
Shawnee Community College is a Basic Life Support Training Center for the American Heart Association and offers most emergency training courses free of charge, with only the cost of the book, to business and industry in our college district.

Business Resources
List of helpful resources for your small business.

Community Partners
SCC business partners in the local area.

Continuing Education Sponsor
Shawnee Community College is a licensed Continuing Education (CEU)/Continuing Professional Development (CPDU) sponsor. Please contact us about opportunities to receive CEUs for continuing education training offered by the college in a variety of professions.


Contact for More Information

Center for Community and Economic Development Coordinator
(618) 634-3231