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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

  • 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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  • Feb. 26: Vendors invited to Get Connected Vendor Fair

    Jan 30, 2015
    Over the next five years, the College of Lake County will spend $148 million on campus improvements. To help local vendors become aware of the upcoming opportunities, CLC will sponsor a Get Connected Vendor Fair from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 in Room C005 (C Wing auditorium) at the Grayslake campus.
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  • Automotive Collision Repair program moves into renovated Building 12

    Jan 16, 2015
    CLC students learning to paint cars and repair dents will start the 2015 spring semester in a new Auto Body Shop created by refurbishing Building 12 on the Grayslake campus. The $1.6 million project was completed under the College Master Plan. The new facility will allow the program to offer a full daytime schedule of courses.
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  • Nationally-known community college expert speaks at CLC

    Jan 16, 2015
    Joshua Wyner, a nationally recognized expert on community college excellence and author of “What Excellent Community Colleges Do” addressed faculty and staff on Jan. 12.
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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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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

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The following areas are also housed under WPDI; however, they serve different audiences:

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Coming Soon: Workshops for Spring 2015