Unsure of your next career move? Attend the Connect to Your Career Open House at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 to learn about several non-credit career-enhancing programs being offered during fall semester at CLC. These include Pharmacy Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Social Media Marketing, Home Inspection, Truck Driver Training (CDL-A), Professional Interpreting, Real Estate Broker and Event Planning.
To find out if mechatronics would be a good career choice for you, attend a one-hour information session on one of the following days: Tuesday, June 23 at 11 a.m. in Room T231; Tuesday, July 14 at 11 a.m. in Room T231; Tuesday, July 21 at 6 p.m. in Room T234. Sessions will be held in the Technology Building on the CLC Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. At the sessions, you will learn about the mechatronics field, the job outlook and CLC’s certificate program.
Preparing for a career as a medical assistant will be the focus of a series of information sessions being offered at the College of Lake County’s Lakeshore Campus. CLC’s medical assisting program is holding the information sessions in Room S305 at the Lakeshore Campus, 33 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, on the following dates and times: June 24 at noon, Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m., Oct. 13 at 12:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. The college’s phlebotomy program will also be discussed.
Information sessions on how to prepare for a variety of business careers will be offered by CLC over the summer. CLC faculty will present information on educational requirements, salaries and projected demand for occupations in accounting, administrative office systems, computer information technology, hospitality and culinary management and paralegal studies.
The CLC Alumni Association has added three new members to its board of directors. The new board members and their CLC graduation years are Christina Brown, ’81; Diane Downs, ’95; and Blake Hudson, ’10.
A new 18-credit, flexible Fast Track-HVAC Installation Technician Certificate is being launched by the CLC Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology program in January 2015 (pending approval by the Illinois Community College Board). Students can complete the certificate in just 16 weeks.
Lake Zurich-based Smalley Steel Ring Company has established a new scholarship for CLC students in the Computerized Numerical Controls (CNC) and Mechatronics Technology programs.
The College of Lake County board of trustees on Nov. 18 approved awarding a $24.08 million contract to construct a new science building on the Grayslake Campus to Path Construction Co., of Arlington Heights.
CLC has received a gold Campus Sustainability Compact Award from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The award, presented by the office of Gov. Quinn on Oct. 23, recognizes the college for its efforts to integrate environmental sustainability throughout its campuses and for working toward measurable sustainability improvements.
The Workforce and Professional Development Institute of the College of Lake County was recently named the fourth location in Northern Illinois to provide services to small businesses in the construction industry, including minority- and women-owned firms bidding on Illinois Tollway projects.
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Our Small Business Development Center offers one-one-one consulting and workshops to help entrepreneurs succeed.
Keeping the college’s academic programs up-to-date is a big job, and it’s one the college can’t do alone. It requires the knowledge and advice of the employers and educators from K-12 through college.
College costs are going up, threatening the ability of students to afford an education. The CLC Foundation is doing something to help. Learn how you can help.
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“The course prepared me for a veterinary assistant job and the externship was a great part of the reason I felt prepared.”
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