Located in eastern Illinois, Vermilion County has undergone significant changes in recent years. The county, which has a population of approximately 80,000, has seen improvements in its educational system, job growth, and overall economic development. Education has been a primary focus for Vermilion County, with advances in both the K-12 and higher education systems. The county is home to Danville Area Community College (DACC), a pillar of cooperation in the area. The county has also established partnerships with area schools and businesses to provide career and technical education programs for students.
On April 28, Vermilion Advantage and DACC will host the first annual Career Expo at the David S. Palmer Arena in Danville. The event will feature a host of employers from all career clusters. The hope is to immediately help employers fill job openings and inspire the high school students attending to consider careers in manufacturing, construction, healthcare, and other areas vital to Vermilion County. All nine area high schools have been invited to bring their high school juniors and seniors this year, with hopes to expand to more grade levels in the future.