The Citizens for Lorain County Community College held a rally for Issue 17, which will be on the November 2 ballot.

Citizens for Lorain County Community College co-chairs representing elected officials, organized labor, business and students among others addressed the crowd about the importance of Issue 17 to Lorain County. The rally was planned in conjunction with LCCC’s welcome back week that concludes the first week of classes for fall semester.

Today’s economy demands an unprecedented level of higher education. LCCC meets Lorain County’s need to keep workplace skills up-to-date, provide convenient, affordable access to higher education, and grow new jobs. Enrollment at LCCC has more than doubled in the last decade as more than 16,000 students attend classes annually on a campus built for 6,600.  This 135% increase in enrollment reflects the needs of our community to prepare the workforce in jobs that compete.