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Workforce & Professional Development Institute


The Workforce and Professional Development Institute (WPDI) offers consulting and training programs for individuals and businesses, government and non-profit organizations who seek to improve their organizational effectiveness, and professional skills.

Client Solutions

Customized training, coaching and consulting services for businesses, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and government entities locally, nationally and internationally.

Continuing Professional Development

Cutting-edge courses and certifications for professionals and semi-professionals in a variety of disciplines and industries.

Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center

One-on-One counseling and classes to start and grow profitable small business including international trade consulting, marketing, financing and operations.

News Releases

  • College receives Illinois gold sustainability award

    Oct 27, 2014
    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.
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  • Nov. 18: CLC sponsors Partnership to Global Success Conference

    Oct 24, 2014
    Lake County companies wishing to expand into global markets are invited to attend the Global Success Conference, sponsored by the Illinois Small Business Development and International Trade Center at CLC. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.18 at the University Center of Lake County, 1120 University Center Drive, Grayslake.
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  • Illinois Tollway’s expanded Construction Business Development Center to include CLC Center

    Oct 10, 2014
    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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  • Illinois Small Business Development Center Network celebrates 30 years

    Sep 12, 2014
    Illinois Small Business Development Centers, which have been providing business assistance to new and existing businesses throughout the state of Illinois since 1984, are recognizing the milestone with the theme, “Celebrating 30 Years of Small Business Success.”
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Contact Us

Workforce and Professional Development Institute
College of Lake County
Technology Building, Room T302
19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030
(847) 543-2615
wpdi@clcillinois.edu
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