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Technology Pathways

According to the Manufacturing Institute, employers are experiencing a moderate to severe shortage of qualified workers, and the shortage is expected to continue.

The College of Lake county is attacking the problem on two fronts. First through grant funding totaling $3 million, the college is investing significantly in upgrading the curriculum and equipment in three high-skill technician training programs: Laser/Photonics/Optics, Mechatronics and Computerized Numerical Control Programming (CNC).

Secondly, the college has established a Manufacturing Skills Network to help employers find or train skilled workers.