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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.

Learn about the services provided by WPDI and meet the staff representing WPDI's Illinois Small Business Development and International Trade Center, Client Solutions, Continuing Professional Development, Judicial Services and Center for Personal Enrichment. Video produced for the CLC Alumni Association in 2015.


News Releases

  • Three added to CLC Alumni Association board

    Feb 27, 2015
    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.
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  • New HVAC Installer Technician Certificate offered

    Dec 05, 2014
    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.
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  • Smalley Steel Ring Company establishes CLC scholarship

    Nov 20, 2014
    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.
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  • Board of Trustees News: Science building construction contract awarded

    Nov 20, 2014
    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.
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  • 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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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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