ICCTA Business/Industry Partnership Award
Nominated by Black Hawk College
In 1974, an entreprising Black Hawk College alumnus started
Group O by selling packaging material from the back of his station wagon.
Today, Group O is the largest Hispanic-owned company in Illinois -- and the 55th largest in the United States, serving a wide range of industries.
Its founder, Robert Ontiveros, continues to be a strong corporate citizen and a dependable friend of community colleges.
Group O consistently turns to Black Hawk College as its preferred choice for workforce training, whether it is
ESL classes or specialized computer training.
Robert Ontiveros of Group O (front) and Black
Hawk College trustee Tim Black accept ICCTA's
2005 Business/Industry Partnership Award.
Group O also fulfills its founder's vision through financial gifts
to Black Hawk programs, its advisory board service, and its commitment to lifelong training for all of its employees.
"Whether it is a blue-print reading class, a forklift safety class, computer skills, or professional development,
Black Hawk is our first contact for training assistance," says Group O president Gregg Ontiveros.
For additional information on ICCTA's Business/
Industry Partnership Award, please contact
Kim Villanueva at 217-528-2858, ext. 1.
Illinois Community College Trustees Association|
401 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62701-1711
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