John Wood Community College’s College for Life (CFL) program offers a three-year certificate program for students 18 years of age or older with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

John Wood Community College’s College for Life (CFL) program offers a three-year certificate program for students 18 years of age or older with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

JWCC is seeking qualified instructors for the fall semester, beginning Aug. 20. 

The CFL program helps students take non-credit courses on a college campus to  gain skills, knowledge and confidence for increased contribution to the community as coworkers, friends and neighbors.

Experience with IDD may be helpful but is not required, and instructors are encouraged to share knowledge about something they love for possible class subjects. A résumé, bio and course proposal are required to be considered for a CFL instructor position. Contact JWCC to get a course proposal form for submission. All instructors will attend orientation training to review CFL mission and goals, review JWCC procedures and requirements, and review best practices in achieving the desired CFL student outcomes. 

For information on becoming a CFL instructor, contact Michele Westmaas, CFL coordinator, at 217-641-4340 or mwestmaas@jwcc.edu. Information about the program is available at www.jwcc.edu/collegeforlife.