We continue to be successful with West-MEC graduates due to their strong work ethic, eagerness to learn and job specific skills.

- Tom Magurany Rummel Construction Inc.

A Faster Way Forward

Companies that have hired our students…

Orange-Driven Success

4,316 Number of industry credentials earned by West-MEC students last year which signals career readiness
91% Of West-MEC students are positively placed after completing West-MEC’s career-focused programs
93% Of students and parents are likely to recommend West-MEC to others

Their Path Is Our Passion

Jose Gonzalez

Encore Capital Group/Full Stack Developer

Jose Gonzalez is a Full Stack Developer for Encore Capital Group. He graduated from the West-MEC coding program in 2017 and has found success in the technical field.

Dani Torres

Adelante Healthcare/Medical Assistant

Dani Torres uses her past as inspiration to step into the medical field and to try to make a positive difference in people's lives.

Joanna Pedraza Salgado

Anhelo Restaurant/Prep Cook

When preparation meets opportunity, that's when great things happen. Joanna Pedraza Salgado is now reaping the benefits of that formula.

Max Woods

Delivery Hero/Full Stack Developer

Max Woods, like a majority of high schoolers, didn't know what he wanted to do in the future. He never would've been able to guess where he would wind up working.

Why West-MEC For You

  • Parents

    “The counselors, the administrators, the teachers, I have never seen a group of adults so interested in my child’s future and seeing them succeed.”
    - Kimberly Mawk, Parent of 3 West-MEC alumni

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  • Students

    “West-MEC helped shape me into the person I am today. It is a beautiful place that changes people’s lives every day.”
    - Shani Caspi, Medical Assisting student

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  • Business

    "When I hire a West-MEC student, I'm excited to get them because they go through a very extensive training process."
    - Rick Depke Service Director, Larry H. Miller Toyota Peoria

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THEIR MOMENTS OF ORANGE IMPACT

  • Drawing Blood Her Own Way

    Maggie McClure has Stargardt macular degeneration, and the impairment has become her motivation to excel in all that she chooses to take on. Now, McClure is one of the top performers in the medical assisting program at West-MEC.

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  • Helping to Create New Smiles

    TeamSmile is an advocacy group teaming up with pro sports teams to help underserved children receive dental care. Some West-MEC students joined in on the initiative.

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  • There's Nothing Better Than a Friend

    Expecting a fun summer day at the river, Morgan Bosley had to unexpectedly help her friend in need. Thankfully, she had some training that prepared her for situations like this.

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  • Rebuilding More Than Just a House

    When a woman was on the verge of losing her house, students from West-MEC stepped up to help rebuild it back into a place she could call home.

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