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Invest in the Future:
CLC's Advanced Technology Center (ATC)

CLC is creating a world-class Advanced Technology Center (ATC) to strengthen Lake County’s manufacturing workforce. Located in Gurnee, Illinois, the ATC is geared to provide industry-relevant career pathways in early 2022.

Naming Opportunities

Join us as we prepare tomorrow’s workforce to meet the manufacturing and technology demands of today. Our goal is to provide 40% of Lake County’s manufacturing workforce in the next 5 years. To achieve this goal, we are actively seeking dedicated community partners. Establish a legacy for you or your business by securing naming rights in an area of the facility and/or partner with us in developing equitable educational opportunities to train the next generation of Lake County’s manufacturing workforce.

The proposed naming opportunities for the Advanced Technology Center represent a visionary partnership agreement between CLC and area businesses. By accepting one of these — or a customized — naming rights, you can take advantage of a unique opportunity to engage with the college, its students and the greater community.

Opportunities include:

  • Creating workforce partnerships for your current workers and apprentices to enhance talent development within your organization.
  • Using the Advanced Technology Center for stakeholder gatherings and events.
  • Joining advisory committees and employer-led efforts to inform ATC programming.
  • Gifts may be pledged over 3 to 5 years.

For more information about the ATC and giving opportunities, contact:

Jon Hardbarger
Director, Advanced Technology Center
(847) 543-2596

Kurt Peterson
Executive Director, College of Lake County Foundation
(847) 543-2640 / (312) 218-5545


Advanced Technology Center Preview

In 2022, CLC is opening its doors to the Advanced Technology Center (ATC). Located in Gurnee, Illinois, the ATC will offer world-class infrastructure for advanced technical training to fill the high skill, high wage, in demand workforce needs of Lake County manufacturing now and into the future.