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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.

Construction Business Development Center

The Construction Business Development Center (CBDC) is focused on developing flexible, customized support and technical assistance to provide small, minority-, woman- and veteran-owned firms in the construction industry with the tools and knowledge to help them grow and succeed.

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.

Personal Enrichment

Make the time to enjoy life and pursue your passions. CLC's Personal Enrichment classes are affordable, fun and taught by local experts.

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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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Contact Us

Workforce and Professional Development Institute
College of Lake County
19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030
(847) 543-2615

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