Meet Ms. Jennifer! Jennifer Bolin is our 15-24-month-old teacher at Little Leaders Childcare. Jennifer is so full of life and love for these littles. She is one of the most animated teachers we've ever met and the kids love it! We are blessed to have her here. Just know, if your kids are with Ms. Jennifer, they are in good hands!
5 days ago, LIFT
Jennifer Bolin Little Leaders Childcare Teacher
Meet Katie Williamson! Katie is the teacher in the 6-15-month-old room for the Little Leaders Daycare. She brings so much love and affection to these little ones. We are truly grateful to have her. 🥰😃
12 days ago, LIFT
LIFT Meet the staff - Katie
Congrats to Shaun from Cumberland (pictured in front of the "LIFT" wall) who recently received his Autodesk Certified User in AutoCAD certification. Additionally, congratulations to Ty of Mattoon (pictured in front of the yellow and gray wall) who received his Autodesk Certified User in Revit certification! We are proud of them both. 👊
13 days ago, LIFT
congrats to LIFT certification students
congrats to LIFT certification students
Heart melting moment! We just had to share this photo. Lori Collings is the teacher in the 0-6 month classroom in the Little Leaders Daycare at LIFT. These babies definitely get plenty of care and attention. Lori has worked for Mattoon CUSD #2 for over 17 years and is a dedicated employee.
22 days ago, LIFT
Lori Collings working in Little Leaders Daycare
A reminder that LIFT will be closed tomorrow in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
24 days ago, LIFT
Martin Luther King Jr Day
Students on the M.A.C. floor recently received their Autodesk Certified User in Revit certification. Revit is a 3-D architectural drafting software. This certification is an industry-recognized credential that can effectively help start students' careers as designers, engineers, and makers. This certification shows students have about 150 hours of real-world Autodesk software experience. Earning this level of certification while in school, will give students confidence as they continue to master Autodesk products and pursue professional-level certification in the future. Congrats to Luke from Mattoon, Sage from Mattoon, and Cayden from Tuscola!
26 days ago, LIFT
 Autodesk Certified User in Revit certification
 Autodesk Certified User in Revit certification
Check out this awesome outcome from last semester at LIFT! Pictured are students from the Manufacturing, Architecture, and Construction Program who received their OSHA 10 certification. All students from this program and the HVAC program completed the 10 hour course and secured their certification! We are so proud of them!
29 days ago, LIFT
OSHA 10 Certificate Students
OSHA 10 Certificate Students
OSHA 10 Certificate Students
Regional Exploration Day is January 20th! If you're interested, chat with your high school guidance counselor to register. Each pathway will feature different activities. If you're interested in HVAC/Green Energy , you'll get some hands-on experience constructing simple electric motors! Watch for more fun activities from each of our pathways.
30 days ago, LIFT
LIFT regional exploration
Regional Exploration Day is coming up on January 20th! Sign up today with your high school guidance counselor to secure your spot. Each pathway will feature different activities. On the Manufacturing, Architecture, and Construction floor, you'll learn to create a coin battery and paper circuit cards! Watch for more fun activities from each of our pathways.
about 1 month ago, LIFT
LIFT Manufacturing & Construction at Regional Exploration Day
Wishing you a very happy new year! Let us know what those resolutions and Wildly Important Goals are for 2023! 🎉
about 1 month ago, LIFT
LIFT New Year
The Culinary Class recently held a "Chopped" competition before Winter Break. Students picked from a list of ingredients and then made delicious dishes! The LIFT staff and students got to judge. Photos are from the first session and the winning dish was Yakisoba Noodles! 🧑‍🍳
about 1 month ago, LIFT
LIFT Culinary has a Chopped Competition
LIFT Culinary has a Chopped Competition
LIFT Culinary has a Chopped Competition
We hope everyone is enjoying Winter Break! ❄️ Just a reminder, there will be a Teachers Institute on Monday, January 2nd for the facilitators to prepare for a new semester of classes. We can't wait to see familiar faces and meet some new ones in 2023
about 1 month ago, LIFT
LIFT Teachers Institute
End-of-Semester Celebrations from the Leadership Pathway! 🎉 Picture 1: Shayla (Mattoon) and Jason (Mattoon) present at the Franklin Covey Education Global Kick-Off and assist in leading Sean Covey (President of Franklin Covey Education and author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens) throughout MCUSD#2 Picture 2: Jocelyn (Martinsville) and Lincoln Scott (Mattoon) travel to Humboldt TLC to share about the LIFT program, as well as Jocelyn's Capstone Presentation on The 7 Habits, The Speed of Trust, & Unconscious Bias Picture 3: Emma, (Stewardson-Strasburg) Dwight, (Mattoon) and Jason (Mattoon) present their Capstone Project to members of The Haven located in Mattoon. Students presented on The 7 Habits and Goal Setting Great work from all Leadership students this semester!
about 1 month ago, LIFT
LIFT Leadership Celebrations
LIFT Leadership Celebrations
LIFT Leadership Celebrations
Some of this semester's culinary students recently volunteered to help at the Coles County Council on Aging-LifeSpan Center Luncheon. They served food and drinks and even helped out with the cleanup afterward! They were happy to do something they were passionate about while serving others.
about 1 month ago, LIFT
LIFT Culinary serves in the community
Congratulations to the first-year Childcare students who ALL received certifications in CPR, First Aid Training, Shaken Baby Syndrome, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and Mandated Reporting this semester. We are proud of all of you!
about 1 month ago, LIFT
Childcare Certifications
Regional Exploration Day is January 20th! Connect with your high school guidance counselor to sign up. Each pathway will feature different activities. If you're interested in Leadership, get ready for fun team-building activities like the Human Knot, Concentration, and creating a Leadership Coat of Arms! Watch for more fun activities from each of our pathways.
about 1 month ago, LIFT
Leadership at Regional Exploration Day
Wishing you Happy Holidays from the Birth to 3 Program
about 1 month ago, LIFT
Happy Holidays from Birth to 3
Wishing you a safe and joyous Holiday season!
about 1 month ago, LIFT
Happy Holidays from LIFT
Another end-of-semester celebration at LIFT! Congrats to Alex for receiving his Food Handlers License! We are proud of you, along with the other students who passed the test! 👨‍🍳
about 2 months ago, LIFT
Alex Warf with his Food Handlers Liscense
Congratulations to Ean on obtaining his Fanuc certification! Ean successfully completed the Robotics I course at LIFT. After working through the modules and learning how to teach programs to the robot, Ean took and passed his Fanuc Robot Operator Level I written exam via NOCTI. He is the program's first factory-certified level I operator!
about 2 months ago, LIFT
HVAC program's first factory-certified level I operator!